Quality of Life for Disabled Elderly Tied to Dignity and Autonomy
Researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying multi-cultural residents at San Francisco’s On Lok Lifeways program, concluded that quality of life for disabled elderly people is most closely tied to two factors: a sense of dignity and a sense of autonomy.
Dignity and a sense of control were identified as themes that are the most closely tied to overall quality of life.
- Helping empower and engage consumers through a national initiative for consumers to create their own PCL Bill of Rights.
- Partnering with leading national organizations to host Town Hall Forums to bring together aging consumers with aging professionals, providers, and government leaders to discuss needs, interests, and challenges in numerous cities every year.
- Launching a national ‘by consumers-for consumers’ awareness campaign so that aging service and support providers clearly know what consumers want.
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