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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2152-2158
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.245


Smart Home for Elderly: Exploring Gap between Existing Home Communication System and Needs of Elderly
Unesha Fareq* and T. Neeraja
Department of Family Resource Management, APGC, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Lam-522034, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Ageing in place can be defined as the tendency of elderly people to live independently in their own house. The desires to live independently during old age throw challenge to interior designers to think up suitable dwelling that facilitate elderly to age in place. The present research aimed at identifying the gap between existing home communication system and housing needs of elderly. The elderly women in the age of sixty and above who were able to carry out their daily chores were selected as sample. The sample was drawn from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The standard design guidelines evolved through research by various Government and Non-government organizations and researchers served as a yardstick to identify the existing features and needs of elderly people. The results revealed that families with high monthly income and who are living in relatively big houses were found with advanced home communication system. The elderly felt essential to provide a house with all the required home communication system which are elderly friendly and easy to operate. The highly significant chi-square value revealed a strong evidence against the null hypothesis. Hence there exists an association between the existing home communication system and the needs of the respondents to age in place. Home communication devices were not popular among existing houses under the study.


Keywords: Home communication system, Ageing in place, Elderly people, Existing home communication systems, Needs of elderly, Standard guidelines of home communication system
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Unesha Fareq, R. and Neeraja, T. 2020. Smart Home for Elderly: Exploring Gap between Existing Home Communication System and Needs of Elderly.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2152-2158. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.245