The older cancer survivor: Living arrangements and social supports
There are more than 9.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, and the majority of them are older people who will need a safe environment to live out their lives. Appropriately designed homes for older adults can greatly enhance their quality of life and allow them to "age in place." The older person's current home usually needs modifications to ensure safety and reduce barriers to performing tasks of daily living. This article explores recommended home modifications and discusses where people can obtain help in carrying out the necessary modifications. It also reviews housing options for the elderly, including naturally occurring retirement communities, home sharing, accessory dwelling units, congregate housing, assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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