Theses Master's

Planning Senior Living Homes for the Satisfaction of Active Elderly

Qian, Xiaomin

The study of the Chinese active seniors' living satisfaction in different types of senior homes is conducted in a structured and comparative way. The research is aimed at suggesting an appropriate strategic plan about senior home development based on in-depth representative case investigations in Shanghai, which show a sketched big picture for the current senior home provisions. I have collected qualitative and partially quantitative data on senior living home scale and structure, physical environment and social environment. The three hierarchies of the factors contribute to the informational and organized research. Observation, questionnaires and face-to-face surveys are applied for obtaining factor evaluations and overall life satisfaction data from residents in targeted senior homes. The research is composed of empirical case studies and comparison Analyses. Planning and governmental policy suggestions are given according to research findings for future senior home development.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Li, Xin
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 17, 2015