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.
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