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Abstract

Everyone has their own definition of "dream home", but there is always something in common - comfort and safety. Seniors prefer to stay in their own house for as long as possible, yet the inevitable decline of their physical functionality in the process of ageing has rendered some to rely on wheelchairs, canes and other aids. The original interior design might pose threats to them, making the house unsuitable for them.

In view of this service gap, collaborated with the Institute of Surveyors Building Surveying Cooperation, the Hong Kong Housing Society launched the "Elderly Safe Living Scheme" to enhance public awareness of barrier-free domestic design through public education in the forms of road shows, seminars, consultation, and home assessment.

Recommended Citation

Chan, E. (2015). Ageing-in-place: Home enhancement to give elderly a "dream home". Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies Newsletter, 6, 9. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/apias_nlj/vol6/iss1/15/