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Within the United States, the older adult population is rising and facing a growing number of chronic conditions (Mirza et al., 2020). Chronic conditions are associated with an increase in hospitalizations, functional decline, and healthcare spending. Largely, chronic conditions are managed under primary care physicians and treatment is not put into place until an exacerbation and hospitalization occurs (Mirza et al., 2020). Thus, a cruel cycle is created in which an individual undergoes functional decline, worsening of the condition, and decreasing quality of life and well-being. The older adult population wishes to age in place and manage their health; however, are not provided materials and resources to do so until an exacerbation occurs (Elliot, 2019). Although online resources exist through patient portals, older adults lack the confidence to access and apply them (Theisen et al., 2021). Purpose: To develop evidence-based educational materials for older adults to use to maintain independence and improve quality of life. Additionally, work to incorporate motivational factors for residents to self-manage their help.

Publication Date

Fall 2023


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Healthy Seniors; Chronic Condition Management; Seniors Educational Materials; Motivational Materials for Seniors

Medical Subject Headings

Aged, Quality of life, Patient portals, Chronic disease,


Geriatrics | Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on December 13, 2023.

Healthy Seniors: Supporting Chronic Condition Management Through Educational and Motivational Materials.