|Title||Older Adults' Residential Proximity to Their Children: Changes After Cardiovascular Events.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Choi, H, Schoeni, RF, Langa, KM, Heisler, M|
|Journal||Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciencess|
|Date Published||2015 Nov|
|Keywords||Cardiovascular health, Heart disease, Older Adults, Proximity, Social Support|
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in family residential proximity after a first cardiovascular (CV) event among older adults and to identify families most likely to experience such moves.
METHOD: Using a nationally representative longitudinal study of older adults in the United States, we identified respondents with no prior diagnosis of CV disease (CVD). We examined subsequent development of stroke, heart attack, and/or heart failure among these older adults and examined changes in their residential proximity to their closest child before and after the CV event. We then compared the likelihood of changes in proximity between families with and without CV events. Finally, we determined which types of families are most likely to relocate following a CV event.
RESULTS: Having a first CV event increases the 2-year predicted probability of children and adult parents moving in with and closer to each other (relative risk ratio = 1.61 and 1.55, respectively). Families are especially likely to move after a first CV event if the older person experiencing the event is spouseless or has a daughter.
DISCUSSION: CVD is a leading cause of disability, which in turn creates a significant need for personal care among older adults. Assessment of changes in family residential proximity responding to CV events is important to fully understand the consequences of older adults' CV events including the cost of caregiving.
|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4817072|
|Grant List||P30 AG024824 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States |
P30DK092926 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States