Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Are The Leisure and Social Needs of Older Adults Residing in Assisted-Living Facilities Being Met?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Are The Leisure and Social Needs of Older Adults Residing in Assisted-Living Facilities Being Met?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505138. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3608
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505138. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3608
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This study suggests that older adults in assisted living face a decline in meaningful leisure participation. OT practitioners can play a vital role in easing the transition into assisted living by ensuring that residents are still able to partake in their meaningful occupations, despite changes to their environment, social supports, or physical abilities. OT practitioners can also provide consultation to ensure that the activities offered meet the needs of the individuals and the community.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lisa Knecht-Sabres

Contributing Authors: Erica Del Rosario, Amanda Erb, Malgorzata Rozko