B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Research is detailed when it comes to the effect that social support has on an elderly person’s well being both physically and mentally; however research lacks information on the ways in which an elderly person who lives in a retirement center’s social support and involvement affects them on a day to day basis. The purpose of this research was to determine the level of involvement in residents of a retirement center’s families and other social systems, and how that affects the ways in which the elderly function on a day to day basis. The research was done through interviews of residents in a retirement home, and the findings suggest that the primary source of support in an elderly person’s life while they are living in a place such as Oak Crest is their family, and the more they interact with their family, the higher their self reported level of health is.
Tieman, Megan, "The influence of family interaction on an elderly person's emotional well-being" (2013). Honors Capstones. 1217.
Northern Illinois University
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