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Class 11 But i am not moving' : residents' perspective on transition wihtin a continuing care retirement purpose • investiage how continuing care retirement commnity residents define transitio between levels of care Results • residents perceived transitions as both disempowering and final • they discussed decrease in social network and that occured after such moves • resident maintained social boundaries exacerbated implication • transition to institutioal living is one of the most important events i nolder person's lives transition wihin ccrs are also consequential especially because theya re coupled with declining functional ability • these findings may inform policy for retirement facilitates on topics such as increasing privacy , challenging social boundaries and educing residents to prepare them for transition • as american population age the demand for senior housing and long erm care increaes • 1.4 million older adults live in nursing homes with more tham 900 000 in assisted living residnec e • CCRs has emerged as another option for senior living permit resident o remain in one facility while moving between levels of care as they needs reuqires: independet living, assisted living and nursing living • there are currently 2, 240 ccrs in US and the number of older adults living in ccrs HAS MORE Than doubled • most older adult prefer to age in place stay in familar location and ccrC EMPHASIZE THIS GOALBut the social divide between level of care in ccrCS MEANS CONSIDERABLE ENVIRONMENTALdiscontinuity for resident who move • research show that moving into a ccrc enhance older adults social engagement but studies have not explored how moving within a ccrs affects social integration research question: what individual perceptions and shared meanings do resident develop for transition? Methods – skipped autonomy and integration • transition to retirement is a turning point in life and transition between level of cae may bejust as crucial • transitions are vital ones autonomy and integration domeans beacuse they instiutionalized residents well being
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