Concept of 'Home'

Ageing in Suburban Neighbourhoods: Planning, Densities and Place Assessment

The article examines the environmental qualities perceived by ageing populations in suburban low-density and car-oriented neighbourhoods in comparison to more dense and central areas. The study focuses on Nicosia, Cyprus, a city that suffers from extended sprawl and car dependency in almost every urban district.

Toward Understanding Person–Place Transactions in Neighborhoods: A Qualitative-Participatory Geospatial Approach

Emerging research regarding aging in context reveals much about how neighborhoods relate to aging adults’ health, participation, and inclusion. Quantitative studies have identified neighborhood characteristics that relate to wellbeing and inclusion and qualitative studies have explored phenomena such as exclusion in neighborhoods.

The meaning of home for ageing women living alone: An evolutionary concept analysis

The concept of home to women ageing should be visited in the light of ongoing cultural, political, temporal and disciplinary evolutions. In part, to complement policies increasing focus on supporting older adults to age in place and a growing attention on the home as a place where healthcare is designed and provided.

Ageing in the margins: expectations of and struggles for ‘a good place to grow old’ among low-income older Minnesotans

What constitutes a ‘good place to grow old’? This US study aimed to characterize salient features of built and social environments that are essential to support low-income ageing residents.

Building Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester: evidence from the Ambition for Ageing programme

A key concept in the ageing policy agenda is that of ‘ageing in place’. If older people are to do this successfully, age-friendly neighbourhoods are essential to ensure local environments remain inclusive and accessible to people as they move through the life course. Previous literature has indicated that older people are at increased risk of neighbourhood exclusion due to a variety of factors.

The relationship of the elderly toward their home and living environment

People’s relationship toward housing and their living environment changes over the course of their lives, especially in old age, where housing becomes more important.

Older homeless women’s identity negotiation: agency, resistance, and the construction of a valued self

Although men still outnumber women among the US adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night. The concept of ‘home’ is widely associated with women and serves as a source of identity and social order. Thus, homeless older women represent an intersection of stigma.

What constitutes a good place to age? A qualitative exploration of the concept of home in varied aging contexts

This research explores Chinese older adults’ perceptions of home in varied aging contexts and assesses the process of obtaining a feeling of home after relocation in an old age. Two sets of qualitative data were drawn for the study: one collected in Atlanta, Georgia to understand Chinese older immigrants’ home-making experiences in the U.S.

Older homeless women's identity negotiation: agency, resistance and the construct of a valued self

Abstract There is a growing awareness that the adult homeless population is ageing, mirroring the general US population trend. Although men still outnumber women among the adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night.

The Meaning of Home for Aging Women Living Alone in North Eastern Ontario

The experience and meaning of home for older, community dwelling women, was investigated. In the world of gerontology there is a paucity of knowledge about those in their eighth and ninth decade, and this becomes more pronounced among older women.
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