Benefits and Challenges of the Passport Broadcast Intervention in Long-Term Care

Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, Debra Parker Oliver, George Demiris, Sara Shaunfield

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Creative activities are a challenge for long-term care facilities. The Passport intervention uses web-based video technology to provide long-term care residents with a virtual travel experience. Passport broadcasts were conducted and staff and residents were interviewed about the experience. A thematic analysis of interviews was used to discern benefits and challenges. Reported benefits included experience with technology, interaction with student visitors, reminiscing, and active learning. Challenges involved technical quality concerns related to the audio and visual needs of seniors. The pilot found the Passport intervention as a promising tool for creative activities in a long-term care setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-698
Number of pages8
JournalEducational Gerontology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012


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