Assisted Living Person-Centered Practices in Michigan Tri-Counties: Administrators Analysis
Date of Award
Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)
The aging population in the United States has led to an increased use of assisted living facilities, raising concerns about person-centered practices. This non-experimental quantitative correlational design study aimed to examine the relationship between workplace practices, care of residents, care and services offered, atmosphere, and perceived quality of life in assisted living facilities in Michigan’s tri-county areas, including Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne. The study was guided by the person-centered theory (PCT) and person-centered model. Out of 117 participants, 47 responded to the survey, resulting in a 40.2% response rate. The study found a significant relationship among workplace practices, care of residents, care and services offered, atmosphere, and perceived quality of life combined, with a p-value of 0.0001 and an R2 value of 44.3%. Additionally, the atmosphere variable alone had a significant impact on perceived quality of life, with a p-value of 0.0492, while workplace practices, care of residents, and care and services offered were not significant on their own. These findings may encourage future research on person-centered practices and its impact on the quality of life of the aging population in other assisted living facilities outside Michigan’s tri-county areas, as well as healthcare administrators and leaders.
Worlobah, Tarmay D., "Assisted Living Person-Centered Practices in Michigan Tri-Counties: Administrators Analysis" (2023). Doctoral Student Dissertations. 91.