An adapted adult day centre for older adults with sensory impairment

  • Walter Wittich, Caitlin Murphy, Daphne Mulrooney
  • British Journal of Visual Impairment, August 2014, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0264619614540162

Adapting a Day Centre for older adults with vision and hearing loss

What is it about?

We evaluated if older adults that visit an adapted Day Centre are able to maintain their functioning and continue to live in the community. We followed 33 individuals with vision and/or hearing loss over 1 year, measuring their perception of their abilities, as well as some objective measures of cognition, depression and mobility

Why is it important?

We were able to show that the majority of Day Centre attendees continued to live at home. All measures detained unchanged over a year, hinting that the program aids in achieving its goal to maintain independence.


Dr Walter Wittich
Universite de Montreal

This was my first program evaluation, and I learned a lot about the importance of including clinicians in my research team. The clinical relevance of our work has since then moved centre stage for most of my research

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