Abstract

Date Presented 04/200/21

This qualitative study explored the perceptions and social participation experiences of adults residing in an assisted living facility (ALF). Four themes emerged: impressions and social transition, social connections impacting relationships, motivation as key to socialization, and resident-perceived barriers to socialization. Findings implicate the need for change within the ALF setting to best facilitate the social participation and minimize the social isolation of its residents.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nicole A. Fidanza

Additional Authors and Speakers: Whitney Ogechi Ihezue, J. Rita Park, and Janet Njelesani

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