Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Role of OT in Meeting the Needs of Older Adults With Varying Acuity Levels Transitioning to Life-Plan Communities (LPCs)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Self-Employed OT, Chandler, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
  • AT Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Role of OT in Meeting the Needs of Older Adults With Varying Acuity Levels Transitioning to Life-Plan Communities (LPCs)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510264. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4612
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510264. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4612
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This study compares aggregate data from two cohorts of older adults moving into independent living at an LPC to determine differences in acuity levels. Scores from established measures of cognition and physical quality of life, percent needing hospitalization, and percent moving to a higher level of care were compared. Results show residents are moving in at higher levels of acuity, thus demonstrating a need for OT intervention with older adults for better transition to LPCs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jessica Meyer

Additional Authors and Speakers: Chad Arnette, Linh Lam, Emily Schulz

Contributing Authors: Mary Voytek, Marissa Bartosch, Jessica Selland, Madeline Thueson, Alice Kang, Elizabeth Brooks, Stephanie Hernreich