A Preliminary Model for Conceptualizing the Contemporary Living Arrangements of Older Adults
The living arrangements of older adults are currently being impacted in multiple ways and are thus complex
to study. Using the results of a rapid review of the 2000-2017 literature, the primary objective of this paper is
to develop a conceptual model of older adults’ living arrangements worldwide. Such a model is an important
step in teasing out which elements of older adults’ living arrangements influence various aspects of their
health and well-being. This paper describes a preliminary model which conceptualizes older adults’ living
arrangements as inclusive of a multiplicity of factors in older adults’ intimate, immediate, and broader
settings. While this model is a start, there is considerable work left to be done to finalize the model before
it is representative of older adults’ living arrangements worldwide.
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