Title

Effects of on-site comprehensive service access with service coordination on selected health outcomes in retirement communities in the U.S.A.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

Increasing numbers of older adults are entering congregate senior housing, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and independent living communities (ILCs), where different levels of on-site comprehensive service access are provided. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of on-site comprehensive service access on physical functioning and psychological well-being among older adults residing in two congregate senior housing facilities. In-person interviews were conducted with 140 residents living in independent apartments in a CCRC and an ILC. Multiple logistic regression showed that residents of the CCRC had a greater sense of control over their future health (OR = 2.51, p = .04) and more interest and pleasure in daily activities (OR = 3.27, p = .04) compared to ILC residents. No differences in ADLs, IADLs, or perceived quality of life were found between these two groups. These findings serve as a first step in examining the potential benefits of on-site comprehensive service access on the health and well-being of residents living in retirement communities. © 2010, Hallym Aging Research Institute, Hallym University.

Publication Name

Hallym International Journal of Aging

Volume Number

12

First Page

47

Last Page

61

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.2190/HA.12.1.d

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