Elderly People’s Opinions on Housing
AuthorsMarika Nordlund, Lea Stenberg and Hennariikka Intosalmi
SessionF5. Designing for generations
Date and Time2014-06-18, 13:30 - 13:50
Most elderly people want to live at home as long as possible. In an ageing world this is both a possibility and a challenge. In this study, we present the results of a survey study on people aged 75 to 80 and argue that accessibility is the key factor in enabling living at home in the old age. Technology can support daily living, but only if it is user friendly, reliable and sufficient support is available. We emphasize that even though relatives and loved ones are an important resource, technological solutions should be designed so that they are easy to use.