Integrating Services for Older People in Aging Communities in The Netherlands: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Approaches
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SourceJournal of Housing for the Elderly, 30, 4, (2016), pp. 430-449
14 december 2016
Article / Letter to editor
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Journal of Housing for the Elderly
SubjectInstitute for Management Research; Responsible Organization
The aim of this article is to discuss approaches to services integration for older people in urban and rural aging environments in The Netherlands, and the preliminary effects of these approaches on local aging conditions. In urban areas, services integration revolves around the creation of functional spatial hierarchy. In rural areas, the emphasis is on forging links between service providers. Outcomes for health and use of professional care services are similar. Out-comes for housing, informal care, and accessibility of services differ between urban and rural areas in ways that can be traced back to local aging conditions and elements of the specific approach to services integration used. In both urban and rural areas, much more could be done to connect formal programs to the lifeworlds of older dwellers.
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