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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO SUPPORT AGING IN PLACE 2
Transportation Services to Support Aging in Place
The older adults in the communities have physical, psychological, and sociological needs
that are common to ordinary persons. In addition to universal needs, they also require special
needs and care because of their reduced body functionality. Seniors demand better food, housing,
health, and sanitation. Besides these physical cares, they also want to feel secure and attended to.
They need to be loved as before, by their family members and desires to be part of the same
society they have lived for. Most studies, however, reveals that the majority of older adults have
a wish to age in place. They long to remain in their homes and at least in their community. The
objective of choosing this topic is to help address senior’s needs for transportation services,
which can make their life more fulfilling. Aging in place is ingrained in the ecological aging
model where the ability of the seniors to satisfy the demand in their environment leads them to
interrelate productively.
Aging in Place
Seniors want to live in a familiar environment where they can rely on their neighbors for
support and socialization (Hooyman, Kawamoto, & Kiyak, 2015). Thus, aging in place may
prove challenging to the older adults, especially where the interaction of the environment and the
community member does not address their issues and needs. In such a scenario, the seniors
prefer to remain independent subsequent to modifying their homes. Aging in place primarily
refers to living in a home within the community (Kaakinen et al. 2018). However, this definition
is expanded to include identifying the resources that aid physical and environmental change and
quick response to social needs. Community resources involve maintenance services, including

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Running head: TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO SUPPORT AGING IN PLACE Transportation Services to Support Aging in Place Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 1 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO SUPPORT AGING IN PLACE 2 Transportation Services to Support Aging in Place The older adults in the communities have physical, psychological, and sociological needs that are common to ordinary persons. In addition to universal needs, they also require special needs and care because of their reduced body functionality. Seniors demand better food, housing, health, and sanitation. Besides these physical cares, they also want to feel secure and attended to. They need to be loved as before, by their family members and desires to be part of the same society they have lived for. Most studies, however, reveals that the majority of older adults have a wish to age in place. They long to remain in their homes and at least in their community. The objective of choosing this topic is to help address senior’s needs for transportation services, which can make their life more fulfilling. Aging in place is ingrained in the ecological aging model where the ability of the seniors to satisfy the demand in their environment leads them to interrelate productively. Aging in Place Seniors want to live in a familiar environment where they can rely on their neighbors for support and socialization (Hooyman, Kawamoto, & Kiyak, 2015). Thus, aging in place may prove challenging to the older adults, especially where th ...
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