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Aging in Place in North St. Paul: A Resident Targeted Needs

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Aging in Place in North St. Paul:
A Resident Targeted Needs Assessment

1) What is "Aging in Place?"
2) Overview of the World Cafe Event
3) Results
4) Individual Student Perspectives
Aging in Place
Remaining in the community, with some level of independence, rather than in a nursing home, group home, or assisted living facility (Wiles, Leibing, Guberman, Reeve & Allen, 2012)

"The ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level (CDC, 2013)."
Overview of World Cafe Event

Results from World Cafe Event
Different Disciplines Perspectives & Solutions:

Public Health

Cognitive health
Successful aging
Congnitive Design
GERO: 5105 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Presenters: Carina Lindberg, Cheng Qiu, Chiara Benham, Clarissa Scleichet, Jihhee Shin, Kjerstie Wiltzen, Mee Jekal

Aging in Place --> Successful aging
Physical/mental health and social engagement
Factors are related to successful aging
More opportunity to exercise: community garden, transportation,
Social connection/support: Community center, volunteers, local grocery stores
Occupational activities: community garden/ Community Center
How community could help elderly stay sharp?
Discussion group
Volunteering classes
retired teachers/professionals
sharing knowledge/skills/stories
Multi aspects in cognitive design process
1) Meta-design process
2) Affordance theory
3) Community based study-->interaction
Why do people leave their communities as they age?
Require more skilled care
Services they need are not offered
Caregiver strain
Benefits of nursing services in aging in place
Spectrum of services
Improve daily function & well-being (Marek, et al., 2006; Szanton, et al. 2011)
Lower costs (Marek, et al., 2010)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Healthy places terminology. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/terminology.htm.
Marek, K. D., Adams, S. J., Stetzer, F., Popejoy, L., & Rantz, M. (2010). The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Research in Nursing & Health, 33
, 235-242.
Marek, K. D., Popejoy, L., Petroski, G., & Rantz, M. (2006). Nurse care coordination in community-based long-term care.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38
(1), 80-86.
Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J., Boyd, C., Tanner, E. K., Leff, B., Agree, E., Xue, Q. L., Allen, J. K., Seplaki, C. L., Weiss, C. O., Guralnik, J. M., & Gitlin, L. N. (2011). Community aging in place, advancing better living for elders: A bio-behavioral-environmental intervention to improve function and health-related quality of life in disabled older adults.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56
(12), 2314-2320.
Wiles, J. L., Leibing, A., Guberman, N., Reeve, J., & Allen, R. E. S. (2012). The meaning of "aging in place" to older people.
The Gerontologist, 52
(3), 357-366.
Prevention of frailty
Communities need to address two major issues:

Volunteer Services/ Contractor
How to stop performing "risky" activities
How to make homes safer
Communities need to address two major issues:
• How to help older people continue to drive safely later in their lives

• How to provide access to alternative forms of transportation that meet the needs of an aging population
Exercise groups
Discussions of prevention and early intervention
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