The intent of this project was to identify a viable funding option and develop a grant for a program that enhances the ability of an assisted living community to provide for the psychosocial needs of its residents through a social worker-led support group and visitor program. Personal experience and a thorough review of the literature provided insight into the needs of older adults residing in assisted living facilities. The Foundation for Aging was selected as the optimal funding source for this program.
The program aims to augment the resources available for social engagement among older adults in assisted living arrangements. Its goals are to reduce loneliness and social isolation by cultivating social interaction and support among residents. The program consists of a specialized support group and unique visitor program that aims to promote the psychological well-being of older adults and improve their quality of life.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Aging, Gerontology, Mental health|
|Keywords:||Assisted living facility, Depression, Loneliness, Older adults, Social isolation|
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