Table 1: Characteristics of research participants ( ).

Variables %MeanSD

Age    80.617.28
 65–74316.7    
 75–841055.5    
 ≥85527.8    
Gender        
 Male1161.1    
 Female738.9    
Marital status        
 Married316.7    
 Widowed1477.8    
 Divorced15.5    
Comorbidities    2.280.90
 Hypertension1477.8    
 Osteoarthritis527.7    
 Diabetes527.7    
 BPH 422.2    
 CVA422.2    
 Cataract316.7    
 CHF211.1    
 Liver cirrhosis15.5    
 CKD15.5    
 CAD15.5    
 Gout15.5    
Functional status (measured by Barthel index)    80.05.94
 90211.1    
 85422.2    
 80633.4    
 75422.2    
 70211.1    
Reasons for nursing home admission        
 Declining health, family unable to provide care527.7    
 Declining health, lack of home care resources1372.3