The study intends to answer the question of what are the conditions of housing accessibility a long-term institution in the state of Sao Paulo, considering the functionality of the elderly and aims to analyze the conditions of accessibility in relation to housing the elderly in institution. The increase in elderly population brings to society demands for services in search of experiences of aging and quality of life. Whereas in the aging process functional changes occur, it becomes important to study the environment in which the elderly reside in order to encourage autonomy and quality of life considering the functional capacity to perform activities of daily living. This is a descriptive study to update the method quantitative and qualitative research. Will be used for data collection observation, semi-structured interview and assessment tools in functional capacity. For data analysis descriptive statistics used it to scale for measuring functionality and content analysis to interviews with open questions. Around 60 elderly residents will participate in the study.
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