Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Exploring the Implications for OT Practice To Facilitate Aging in Place
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Exploring the Implications for OT Practice To Facilitate Aging in Place
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515350. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5018
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515350. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5018
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

A thematic synthesis of the implications for practice related to OT and aging in place found across available literature revealed six themes: client-centered care, autonomy, home modifications, community mobility, social participation, and caregiving. Clinicians should provide client-centered practice that emphasizes autonomy and individualized home modifications, reduces isolation, promotes accessibility within communities, and reduces caregiver burden.

Primary Author and Speaker: Beth Ann Walker

Additional Authors and Speakers: AJ Ehrlich, Hannah Masemore, Kristen Taft, Carolyn Tuttle, Hannah Young