Leisure and The Good Life: The Perspectives of Chinese Canadian Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities


Canadian Congress on Leisure Research
Jessica Luh

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the meaning of quality of life for Chinese Canadian older adults living in long-term care facilities and investigate how leisure contributes to quality of life for these older adults. The Chinese older adult residents in this study placed much importance on the maintenance of valued aspects of culture in the long-term care setting. The research also supports person-centred approaches to care and the importance of finding effective strategies for obtaining and incorporating the perspectives of all residents living in long-term care settings in decision-making and program development. It also demands leisure and recreation opportunities that are flexible enough to meet the diverse, individualistic needs of each older adult resident. Published in 11th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research.

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