Features of home and neighbourhood and the liveability of older South Africans
Van der Pas, Suzan
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While older people live in developing countries,little is known about the relative importance of features of their" communities in influencing their liveability. We examine components of home and neighbourhood among older South "Africans. Linear regression analyses revealed that features of home (basic amenities, household composition, financial status and safety) and neighbourhood (ability to shop for groceries, participate in organizations and feel safe from crime)" are significantly associated with life satisfaction. Approaches to liveability that are person–centred and also set within contexts beyond home and neighbourhood are needed to address boundaries between home and neighbourhood; incorporate personal resources into liveability models and import broader environmental contexts such as health and social policy.
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