Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Aging in Place: Measuring Quality of Life of the Aging Population
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Aging in Place: Measuring Quality of Life of the Aging Population
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505098. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1610
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505098. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1610
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Due to an anticipated increase in the older adult population, a survey research design was used to compare quality of life of older adults who live at home and are active in the community versus those who live in a long-term care facility. Data indicates that older adults who age in place and are active in the community report a higher quality of life. Additionally, socioeconomic status is a predictor of quality of life. The results of this study provide insight in gearing direction to care for older adults.

Primary Author and Speaker: Dahlia Castillo

Additional Authors and Speakers: Liana Trevino, Raul Suarez, Genesis Arreola-Castaneda

Contributing Authors: Cecilia Fierro, Mei-Ling Lin