A Study on Amenities, Services and Location of Senior Housing Community for Independent Living in the United States: A Case Study using NVivo

미국 자립형 노인주택단지의 부대시설, 서비스, 입지에 관한 연구: NVivo를 활용한 사례연구

  • Kwon, Hyun Joo
  • 권현주
  • Received : 2015.04.02
  • Accepted : 2016.03.11
  • Published : 2016.03.30


This study identified characteristics of amenities, services and location of senior housing communities for independent living in the United States. For data collection, 10 states were classified with the highest proportion of aging population. A total of 100 senior housing community websites were gathered. A content analysis was conducted to analyze key words related to amenities, services and location in each senior housing community website. A total of 1,487 key words were analyzed using a qualitative research software, NVivo. The results show that 42% of the key words were related to amenities, 40% were about services and 18% were about location. The key words were classified into five categories: daily living activities, safety/security, health/wellness, leisure, and others. The most frequently mentioned keywords in amenities were dining room, fitness room and club house, in services were meals, transportation and housekeeping, in location were proximity to amenities/entertainment, shopping center, and medial service. This study provides useful information to senior housing researchers, developers and designers about Korean senior housing community for independent living.


Active Senior;Senior Housing Community for Independent Living;Amenities;Services;Location;NVivo


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