Nicole Fidanza, Salvador Bondoc, Julia Kowal; Short, Spontaneous and Superficial: An Exploration of Social Participation Among Older Adults in an Assisted-Living Facility (ALF). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505167. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5606
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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
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