Stimulating Research to Enhance Aging in Place

Juleen Rodakowski, Tracy M. Mroz, Carrie Ciro, Catherine L. Lysack, Jennifer L. Womack, Tracy Chippendale, Malcolm Cutchin, Heather Fritz, Beth Fields, Stacey L. Schepens Niemiec, Elsa M. Orellano-Colón, Shlomit Rotenberg, Pamela E. Toto, Danbi Lee, Vanessa D. Jewell, Margaret V. McDonald, Sajay Arthanat, Emily Somerville, Melissa Park, Catherine Verrier Piersol

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Older adults may benefit from interventions to successfully age in place. Research has an opportunity to test interventions and implementation strategies to fulfill the needs of older adults through collective evidence building. The purpose of this article is to describe the proceedings of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) 2019 Planning Grant Collective and describe the areas of research that were identified as critical. The AOTF convened scientists with expertise in the area of aging in place to catalyze research on aging in place for older adults. Four priority areas in the aging in place literature were highlighted: (a) identification of factors that support aging in place, (b) classification of processes by which family members and care partners are included in aging in place efforts, (c) categorization of technology supporting older adults to age in place, and (d) development of science that clarifies implementation of evidence-based practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • activities of daily living
  • aging
  • assistive technologies
  • caregivers
  • community participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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