Optimizing Mobility in Later Life: The Role of the Urban Built Environment for Older Adults Aging in Place

@article{Clarke2013OptimizingMI,
  title={Optimizing Mobility in Later Life: The Role of the Urban Built Environment for Older Adults Aging in Place},
  author={Philippa Clarke and Nancy Ambrose Gallagher},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={90},
  pages={997-1009}
}
Hazards in the urban built environment can create barriers to mobility among older adults aging in place. We investigated the relationship between urban built environment characteristics and 15-month trajectories of mobility disability in a sample of 1,188 older adults living in Detroit, MI, a city that has undergone rapid economic and structural decline. Data come from the Michigan Minimum Data Set for Home Care (2001–2008), an enumerative database of older adults in Michigan who qualify for… CONTINUE READING
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