Aging-in-place may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

That’s the view of a University of Florida professor of gerontology, who argues that the popular notion that older people are better off remaining in their homes may be simplistic — a view summed up by the sentiment, “I’d rather rot in my own home.”

Yet professor Stephen M. Golant, whose academic career has balanced geography and aging, says in a new book that the concept of aging-in-place has become a mantra in recent years that might prevent older adults from seeking healthier, more holistic alternatives.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/03/05/aging-in-place-concept-has-been-oversold-professor-argues/

Posted by editor on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:08 | Permalink

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