Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss

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title = "Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss",
abstract = "Military veterans can experience limb loss as a direct result of conflict, an accident, illness or injury. Whatever the cause, there is a need to recognise the long-term consequences and challenges of limb loss on maintaining independence in one{\textquoteright}s home. This study aimed to examine the housing needs of veterans experiencing limb loss, and the impact of limb loss on housing needs and home adaptations of ageing military veterans. Thirty-two military veterans (aged 43-95) participated in this study and up to three life-story interviews were carried out with each participant. Two themes were generated: availability of support and changing housing needs. It is evident from the findings that military veterans are unique in various ways, specifically due to military culture, geographical relocation, and the additional support that is available to the Armed Forces Community. This must be considered in long-term support to maintain independence in the home. ",
keywords = "housing, home adaptations, military veteran, older adult, healthy ageing, maintaining independence",
author = "Gemma Wilson and Gill McGill and Alison Osborne and Matt Kiernan",
year = "2020",
month = mar,
day = "10",
doi = "10.3390/ijerph17051791",
language = "English",
volume = "17",
journal = "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health",
issn = "1661-7827",
publisher = "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)",
number = "5",

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T1 - Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss

AU - Wilson, Gemma

AU - McGill, Gill

AU - Osborne, Alison

AU - Kiernan, Matt

PY - 2020/3/10

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N2 - Military veterans can experience limb loss as a direct result of conflict, an accident, illness or injury. Whatever the cause, there is a need to recognise the long-term consequences and challenges of limb loss on maintaining independence in one’s home. This study aimed to examine the housing needs of veterans experiencing limb loss, and the impact of limb loss on housing needs and home adaptations of ageing military veterans. Thirty-two military veterans (aged 43-95) participated in this study and up to three life-story interviews were carried out with each participant. Two themes were generated: availability of support and changing housing needs. It is evident from the findings that military veterans are unique in various ways, specifically due to military culture, geographical relocation, and the additional support that is available to the Armed Forces Community. This must be considered in long-term support to maintain independence in the home.

AB - Military veterans can experience limb loss as a direct result of conflict, an accident, illness or injury. Whatever the cause, there is a need to recognise the long-term consequences and challenges of limb loss on maintaining independence in one’s home. This study aimed to examine the housing needs of veterans experiencing limb loss, and the impact of limb loss on housing needs and home adaptations of ageing military veterans. Thirty-two military veterans (aged 43-95) participated in this study and up to three life-story interviews were carried out with each participant. Two themes were generated: availability of support and changing housing needs. It is evident from the findings that military veterans are unique in various ways, specifically due to military culture, geographical relocation, and the additional support that is available to the Armed Forces Community. This must be considered in long-term support to maintain independence in the home.

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KW - home adaptations

KW - military veteran

KW - older adult

KW - healthy ageing

KW - maintaining independence

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JO - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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