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Physical Impairment Linked with Nursing Home Admission for Older Adults in Disadvantaged But Not Other Neighborhoods

Aging adults face an increased risk of adverse health events as well as risk for a decrease in personal competencies across multiple domains.

Characteristics associated with the likelihood of nursing home admission (NHA) for community-dwelling older adults were examined using data collected for 8.5 years from the UAB Study of Aging.

There was no direct link between living in a disadvantaged neighborhood environment and likelihood of NHA, but physical impairment was associated with NHA for older adults living in highly disadvantaged neighborhood environments in contrast to older adults living in less disadvantaged neighborhood environments.

To learn more, see Buys et al. (2013). Physical impairment is associated with nursing home admission for older adults in disadvantaged but not other neighborhoods: Results from the UAB study of aging. Gerontologist, 53(4), 641-653.

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