Activity outcomes for assisted living residents compared to nursing home residents: Findings from a longitudinal study

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Abstract

This study examines and compares activity of residents of assisted living settings and nursing home facilities in Oregon over a one-year period (N = 125 residents at baseline). Residents in assisted living tended to report significantly higher activity when compared to nursing home residents over time, but considerable variability in activity also existed across settings. The philosophy governing assisted living in Oregon, with its emphasis on resident independence, privacy, and normal life styles may have enabled residents to maintain more active affiliations, relationships, and interest, thus promoting role continuity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-58
Number of pages26
JournalActivities, Adaptation and Aging
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Long-term care
  • Quality of life
  • Social activity

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