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Improving Recreational Participation in a long-term care facility

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Transcript of Improving Recreational Participation in a long-term care facility

Improving Recreational Outcomes in a Long-Term Care Facility Muldoon & Associates Consulting Group New modern facility
In a small town, serving largely rural residents
Open for 6 months
Largely single, elderly and widowed residents
All residents are mentally capable and active
Varying degree of physical frailty Conditions: Situational lack of familiarity and comfort
Loss of independence and decision-making
Self-perceptions of frailty and inability to participate 3 Key Factors Unused to living in Town
Unfamiliar/ uncomfortable with modern amenities
Lack of feeling of facility as 'home' Situational lack of familiarity
and comfort Used to making their own decisions
Lack of engagement leading to depression Loss of independence and
decision-making Exaggerated sense of one's own frailty
Sense activities are too dangerous Self-perception of frailty and
inability to participate Improved communication
Resident-driven site orientation
Resident decision-making in activities planning Implications for policy
and practice When removed from familiar living environments, people, particularly vulnerable and isolated people, require reassurance and decision-making ownership in order to feel comfortable and safe in their new surroundings. Theory
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