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Housing for the Elderly

"Housing for the Elderly" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Housing arrangements for the elderly or aged, intended to foster independent living. The housing may take the form of group homes or small apartments. It is available to the economically self-supporting but the concept includes housing for the elderly with some physical limitations. The concept should be differentiated from HOMES FOR THE AGED which is restricted to long-term geriatric facilities providing supervised medical and nursing services.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Housing for the Elderly" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Housing for the Elderly" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 10 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2019
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