Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Does Engagement in Purposeful Activity Increase the Quality of Life of Long-Term Residents Living in Nursing Homes?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI, USA
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Does Engagement in Purposeful Activity Increase the Quality of Life of Long-Term Residents Living in Nursing Homes?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515423. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6611
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515423. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6611
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The residents of long-term facilities are often content with the activity calendar or tend to isolate themselves in their rooms due to a lack of interest. This isolation and boredom tends to lead to further declines in socialization and interests. The goal of this study was to explore individuals’ interests, especially activities they may have done prior to living in the facility and may wish to actively engage in. Will engaging in purposeful activity increase the long-term resident’s quality of life?

Primary Author and Speaker: Shannon Strate

Additional Authors and Speakers: Carol Doehler