Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Andrea Young


There are over 70 million people in the Baby-Boomer generation that are progressing in age (Dupuis-Blanchard et al., 2015). It is imperative that healthcare providers consider the needs of this growing population. Home in Place is a resource guide that has been created for occupational therapists to distribute to informal caregivers of older adults with dementia. This original guide is intended to be introduced by occupational therapists working in hospitals or outpatient clinics where an individual with dementia is being discharged home and caregiver education is necessary. Although this guide is intended to promote aging in place, it can also be used for caregivers providing services to individuals in skilled nursing facilities or assisted living facilities. Home in Place is designed to give informal caregivers detailed information on how to help their loved one with dementia to successfully participate in activities of daily living.