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Article: Neighborhood Support and Aging-in-Place Preference Among Low-Income Elderly Chinese City-Dwellers

TitleNeighborhood Support and Aging-in-Place Preference Among Low-Income Elderly Chinese City-Dwellers
Authors
KeywordsNeighborhood
Aging in place
Community support
Low-income Elders
Social support
Issue Date2016
Citation
Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 2016, v. 71, n. 1, p. 98-105 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. Preferences for aging-in-place are unclear among low-income elderly Chinese city-dwellers, who are more likely to be geographically bound, to have little care support, but possess strong filial values and family cohesiveness. This study investigated the preferences for aging-in-place and its contributing neighborhood factors among low-income Chinese elderly in a metropolitan city. Method. We conducted interviews with 400 older people residing in public housing estates in Hong Kong. Results. The majority of low-income elderly persons (80.4%) prefer to age in place even if their health and functioning has deteriorated beyond independent living. Logistic regression showed that (a) having very low income ( < HK$2,000/month) and not receiving means-tested welfare predicted lower preference for this option [odd ratios (OR) = 0.27]; and (b) having medical facilities within reach (OR =9.02); and (c) an elderly center in the area (OR = 2.98) were associated with a preference for aging in place, after controlling for demographic, and functioning characteristics. Discussion. Low-income elderly Chinese city-dwellers prefer to age in place, given appropriate neighborhood support. These findings can be interpreted in light of Lawton's ecological theory of aging and suggest a service model similar to the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community with Supportive Service Programs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206826
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dc.contributor.authorLum, TYSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLou, VWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, GHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, LWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T09:53:16Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-02T09:53:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 2016, v. 71, n. 1, p. 98-105en_US
dc.identifier.issn1079-5014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206826-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. Preferences for aging-in-place are unclear among low-income elderly Chinese city-dwellers, who are more likely to be geographically bound, to have little care support, but possess strong filial values and family cohesiveness. This study investigated the preferences for aging-in-place and its contributing neighborhood factors among low-income Chinese elderly in a metropolitan city. Method. We conducted interviews with 400 older people residing in public housing estates in Hong Kong. Results. The majority of low-income elderly persons (80.4%) prefer to age in place even if their health and functioning has deteriorated beyond independent living. Logistic regression showed that (a) having very low income ( < HK$2,000/month) and not receiving means-tested welfare predicted lower preference for this option [odd ratios (OR) = 0.27]; and (b) having medical facilities within reach (OR =9.02); and (c) an elderly center in the area (OR = 2.98) were associated with a preference for aging in place, after controlling for demographic, and functioning characteristics. Discussion. Low-income elderly Chinese city-dwellers prefer to age in place, given appropriate neighborhood support. These findings can be interpreted in light of Lawton's ecological theory of aging and suggest a service model similar to the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community with Supportive Service Programs.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectNeighborhood-
dc.subjectAging in place-
dc.subjectCommunity support-
dc.subjectLow-income Elders-
dc.subjectSocial support-
dc.titleNeighborhood Support and Aging-in-Place Preference Among Low-Income Elderly Chinese City-Dwellersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLum, TYS: tlum@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, VW: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChen, Y: yanychen@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, GHY: ghywong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLuo, H: haoluo@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailTong, LW: lwtong@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityLou, VW=rp00607en_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, GHY=rp01850en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geronb/gbu154en_US
dc.identifier.pmid25384636-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84960327549-
dc.identifier.hkuros241531en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros251207-

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