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Title: DESIGNING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT ENABLES AGEING IN PLACE
Authors: CHAN YUEN YING
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Sekhar Kondepudi
2015/2016 PFM
Activities of Daily Living
Ageing in place
Elderly
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2016
Citation: CHAN YUEN YING (2016-01-18). DESIGNING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT ENABLES AGEING IN PLACE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: As Singapore undergoes rapid ageing, the need for ageing in place becomes apparent in ensuring successful ageing of its population. Ageing in place (AIP) is broadly defined as one’s ability to age in the home, community and environment that he/she is familiar with. The concept of AIP is widely favored by the elderly and part of its popularity can be attributed to the potential benefits it offers such as cost-effectiveness, independence and autonomy, safety and security, improved health, and indirect benefits to the families, communities and societies in which the elderly belongs to. In order to enable AIP, it is critical for seniors to be able to successfully perform the activities of daily living (ADLs), which are everyday tasks necessary for leading an independent life. However, as the functional and cognitive abilities of the elderly declines with age, it becomes challenging for elderly to age in place. Thus, there is a need to design a home environment that is congruent with the abilities of the elderly. To improve the home environment of the elderly living in Singapore’s public housing, this paper has compiled a list of ADLs and identified potential environmental barriers which an elderly may encounter in the course of performing these ADLs. Solutions are subsequently proposed to address these barriers.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223833
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