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dc.contributor.supervisor Steinke, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Al-Omari, Elham
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-22T20:25:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-22T20:25:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3549
dc.description.abstract Seniors are a diverse population who go through many physical and mental changes as they age. During the last decade, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) have dramatically increased in numbers to provide care and living services in a home-like environment. Assisted living Facilities have a continuous interest in enhancing the quality of their programs and services. The purpose of this descriptive exploratory study was to explore the quality of life as perceived by seniors who reside in ALFs. Interviews with 17 residents of two ALFs shared their perspectives on quality of their life while living in an ALF. Three major themes surfaced from residents’ descriptions: ‘physical environment’, ‘social environment’, ‘home-like atmosphere’. Quality of life in ALFs remained predominantly an outcome of exchange between the personal capability of residents to adapt to changes and the capacity of the facility to meet residents’ diverse needs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, 2014 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Seniors en_US
dc.subject Aging en_US
dc.subject Assisted living en_US
dc.subject Quality of life en_US
dc.title Seniors' experiences in assisted living facilities: a study exploring quality of life en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0569 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0769 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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