Residential Choices and Experiences of Older Adults

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Pathways to Life Quality


  • John A. Krout PhD
  • Elaine Wethington PhD

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Based on the Pathways to Life Quality longitudinal research study, this book explores the ways in which older adults' residential choices impact their health and well-being. The study examines the factors associated with life quality for persons living on their own in the local community, as well as those in various housing arrangements such as a continuing care retirement facility, adult home, income-subsidized housing, and senior apartments. Topics include plans and adjustment to moving; role identities; social relationships, participation, and integration; health and activity patterns; and coping with life events.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 10, 2003
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119544
  • EISBN 9780826119551

Table of Contents 

    Section 1: Introduction
  1. Introduction, John A. Krout and Elaine Wethington

  2. Section 2: Housing Decision Making, Satisfaction, and Adaptation
  3. Residential Relocation, John A. Krout, Heidi Holmes, Mary Ann Erickson, and Sarah Wolle
  4. Housing Satisfaction: Design Lessons from the Community, Paul E. Eshelman, Gary W. Evans, and Shinobu Utamura

  5. Section 3: Role Identities and Social Participation
  6. Roles, Identities, and Residence: Continuity and Changes in Later Adulthood, Phyllis Moen, Donna Dempster-McClain, Mary Ann Erickson, and Alice Boyce
  7. Social Participation and Integration, Mart Ann Erickson and Phyllis Moen

  8. Section 4: Service Utilization, Health, and Well-Being
  9. Housing, Health, and Disability, Heidi Holmes, Katherine Beissner, Kelly Walsh, and John A. Krout
  10. Utilization of Community-Based Services, Heidi Holmes, John A. Krout, and Sarah Wolle

  11. Section 5: Well-Being and Adjustment
  12. Residential Differences in Life Stress and Perceived Health, Elaine Wethington
  13. Continuity and Change in Subjective Well-Being, Alice Boyce, Elaine Wethington, and Phyllis Moen

  14. Section 6: Conclusion
  15. Lessons for Providers and Consumers, John A. Krout and Karl Pillemer
  16. Summary and Conclusions, Elaine Wethington and John A. Krout

  17. Index