Older people--Care--United States; Older people--Services for--United States; Older people--Dwellings--United Statesl; Older people--Home care--United States; Older people--Housing--United States
This study examined the plans and adaptations utilized by older adults to age in place and the strategies that supported participation in occupation during the aging process. Three community-dwelling older adult women over the age of 65 participated in semi-structured qualitative interviews. The themes identified were: The importance of a support network, remaining active, and pride in independence. An overarching theme consistently reflected throughout interviews was, subconscious aging. Occupational therapists can help older adults to consciously think about the aging process and assist with strategies that will afford them to age in place.
Marge Luthman, MS, OT/L
Kirsten Wilbur, MSOT, OTR/L
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound