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Ageing in place translates the desire to grow old in a familiar environment that adapts to the changes that the ageing process brings with it. Given that, as individuals age, they spend more time at home and in the community, this ends up reinforcing their relationship with the environment that surrounds them. The process of ageing in place translates into a process of environmental adaptation with social, psychological and environmental implications. It is a contemporary concept, motivated by the social responsibility to protect the elderly, especially the most vulnerable and frail. It reflects a paradigm shift in social policies to support the elderly by considering their desire to live within their known environment and community as a priority and as long as possible and independently, in good health and benefiting from social support

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Discusses factors that impact in ageing in nursing homes.

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This page is a summary of: Ageing in place: ageing at home and in the community, British Journal of Community Nursing, May 2023, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2023.28.5.213.
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