The influence of family interaction on an elderly person's emotional well-being
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Research is detailed when it comes to the effect that social support has on an elderly person’s well being both physically and mentally; however research lacks information on the ways in which an elderly person who lives in a retirement center’s social support and involvement affects them on a day to day basis. The purpose of this research was to determine the level of involvement in residents of a retirement center’s families and other social systems, and how that affects the ways in which the elderly function on a day to day basis. The research was done through interviews of residents in a retirement home, and the findings suggest that the primary source of support in an elderly person’s life while they are living in a place such as Oak Crest is their family, and the more they interact with their family, the higher their self reported level of health is.