Contribution of the Built Environment towards Elderlies’ Quality of Life and Risk of Falling

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Abstract


Recent study trends on elderlies range from improving their quality of life to reducing the risk of falling. This paper investigates current concerns on the risk of any untoward fall or injury of elderly residents in public housing due to the rising number of the elderly population. This study aims to analyze published literature with a focus on mitigating the risk of falling and improving the quality of life amongst elderly occupants. Results show that a pleasant environment could increase the quality of life and reduce fall risk among the elderly population.


Keywords


elderly; quality of life; fall risk; environment.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1939

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