Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Short, Spontaneous and Superficial: An Exploration of Social Participation Among Older Adults in an Assisted-Living Facility (ALF)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Short, Spontaneous and Superficial: An Exploration of Social Participation Among Older Adults in an Assisted-Living Facility (ALF)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505147. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5606
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505147. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5606
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This qualitative study explored the perceptions and social participation experiences of adults residing in an ALF. Four themes emerged: impressions and social transition, social connections impacting relationships, motivation as key to socialization, and resident-perceived barriers to socialization. Findings implicate the need for change within the ALF setting to best facilitate the social participation and minimize the social isolation of its residents.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nicole Fidanza

Additional Authors and Speakers: Salvador Bondoc, Julia Kowal