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Type and Title of Submission


Title:

Enabling purposeful occupation of older adults in residential settings

Description:

Occupational therapy interventions and physical activity interventions to promote the wellbeing of older people in residential care

Category:

Health and wellbeing

Does the submission relate to the general implementation of all NICE guidance?

No

Does the submission relate to the implementation of a specific piece of NICE guidance?

Yes

Full title of NICE guidance:

PH16 - Occupational therapy interventions and physical activity interventions to promote the mental wellbeing of older people in primary care and residential care

Category(s) that most closely reflects the nature of the submission:

Implementation policy

Is the submission industry-sponsored in any way?

No


Description of submission


Aim

Improving the wellbeing of older adults in a residential setting by the implementation of occupational therapy via role emerging placements of occupational therapy students under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

Objectives

1. Implementing the purposeful activity interventions recommended in the public health guidance no 16 within a residential setting 2. Providing evidence that enabling purposeful occupation within a residential setting improves well being for the older adult residents.

Context

Research study carried out investigating the perception of older adults' purposeful occupation within a residential setting. From study recommendations, role emerging occupational therapy fieldwork placements carried out within residential setting. Results of evaluation provided evidence that intervention improved wellbeing for the older adults in the residential setting.

Methods

1. Older adults improved wellbeing from experiencing purposeful occupation within a residential setting 2. Older adults value contact with reality and select occupations that connect them with the world outside the residential setting 3. Purposeful occupation within a residential setting must enable freedom to adapt and reflect the older persons identity

Results and evaluation

Progress was evaluated by semistructured interviews of residents post occupational therapy intervention. These results are submitted for a masters study and have been accepted for presentation in various national and international health care conferences

Key learning points

1. Determination to continue despite lack of funding. By providing role emerging placements funding was negligible yet provided excellent results in terms of wellbeing for the residents

Contact Details

Name:Helen Carey
Job Title:Acting Occupational Therapy Professional Lead
Organisation:Glyndwr University
Address:7 Delves walk
Town:Great Boughton
County:Chester
Postcode:CH35XG
Phone:07971 808844
Email:h.carey@glyndwr.ac.uk

 

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