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Educational Activities for the Elderly
Questions whether educational activities lead to wellness in older adults in alternative care facilities.
# 68044 | 6,028 words | 24 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 29, 2006 in Education (Adult Education) , Aging (Gerontology) , Aging (General)

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The United States is experiencing a fundamental shift in demographics as the percentage of elderly citizens continues to increase. More and more people will become residents of nursing homes, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities and other alternative residential arrangements in the future. Much remains unclear about what the impact of this transition from a gainfully employed lifestyle to one without such outside activities might be on this segment of the population. To this end, this study seeks to determine the extent to which educational activities contribute to wellness in older adults in alternative care facilities such as nursing homes and retirement communities through a qualitative review of the scholarly and peer-reviewed literature.

Paper Outline:
Description of Study
Purpose and Potential Benefits
Background and Overview
Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities and Quality of Care Issues
Effectiveness of Educational Activities on Wellness
Peer Counseling
Volunteer Training and Other Senior Roles
Distance Learning Applications in Nursing Homes and Other Assisted Living Facilities
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"Peer counseling training is an important service that seniors can provide. For example, a newsletter from a long-term care facility posted in settings where senior citizens gather or reside, explaining various volunteer activities (such as entertaining, office work, transportation aide, cafeteria attendants, activity assistants, workshop assistants, boutique salespeople, gardeners, and friendly visitors) would be a useful method of recruiting volunteers (Ebersole & Hess 727). A number of such alternative care facilities have already implemented peer counseling training programs in which volunteers learn interviewing skills and develop their ability to deal with patients who are lonely, depressed, or dying."

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