The aim of the study which this article describes was to gain a deeper understanding of factors related to how older frail people successfully master changes in their daily lives. A group of 85-year old people from a Danish population study were interviewed in their homes. Out of 187 frail participants, 91 expressed satisfaction in everyday life despite limited mobility and loss of daily activities. In analysing the data a mixed methodology was chosen, using quantitative as well as qualitative strategies. The analyses did not aim at finding cause-effect relationships, but search for patterns and differences in the ways changes were mastered.