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Three approaches to gathering input

Wellness staff members are often advised to involve clients in planning and delivering programs. Research has shown that when older adults feel they have a level of control over their surroundings and activities, they are more satisfied with life (Bekhet & Zauszniewski, 2011; Netuveli & Blane, 2008).

At the same time, staff members’ jobs are to plan and deliver programs. How does input from older adults mix with the work of the professionals?

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