Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Older Adults’ Perspectives on Occupational Supports in Alternative Housing
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Older Adults’ Perspectives on Occupational Supports in Alternative Housing
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505255. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9611
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505255. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9611
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

A descriptive study was performed to determine the perspectives of older adults and how supports impact their occupational performance in alternative housing communities. Participants in the cohousing community used more supports than those in the village; however, participants valued having many of the supports available even when they did not use them frequently. The study expands the knowledge base of how older adults value and utilize community supports to improve occupational performance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Cleghorn

Contributing Authors: A’via Coleman, Lisa Goolsby, Kara Lurvey, Heather Veverica, Elizabeth VonAchen