ERIC Number: EJ900516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Leaving Home: An Examination of Late-Life Relocation among Older Adults
Jungers, Christin M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n4 p416-423 Fall 2010
This article describes older adults' experiences of a late-life residential relocation from a home to a long-term health care setting. Findings from 14 participants who engaged in a focus group and/or an individual interview supported 8 major themes. Thematic experiences were related to precipitating factors prior to the move, risks and protective factors in relocation, and aspects of positive aging. Implications for clinical practice with older adults who undergo late-life transitions are described.
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Older Adults, Relocation, Residential Care, Interviews, Risk, Aging (Individuals), Counseling
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