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Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Determining the Needs of Newly Transitioned Residents in an Assisted-Living Facility (ALF): A Mixed-Methods Assessment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • 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
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Determining the Needs of Newly Transitioned Residents in an Assisted-Living Facility (ALF): A Mixed-Methods Assessment
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505065. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP104C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505065. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP104C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This mixed-methods study classified new residents in an ALF for frailty and explored each resident’s occupational needs upon their transition to the ALF. Results revealed a spectrum of personal narratives, functional abilities, and psychosocial needs among new residents. Findings implicate the need for standardized data collection upon admission, followed by program development or refinement, to best meet the needs of new ALF residents.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nicole Fidanza

Contributing Authors: Nicole Baker, Rachel Brown, Hope Gallagher, Kiera Godusky