Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Mitigating Rates of Depression Among Residents of an Assisted Living Facility Through Support Group and One-To-One Engagement: A Grant Proposal
by Martinez, Mayra Alejandra, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 62; 27960702
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
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
Publication Number: 27960702
ISBN: 9798684688836
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