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Towards quality care : outcomes for older people in care homes /
Caroline Mozley ... [et al.].
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
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xvii, 269 p. : ill.
ISBN
0754631729 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004.
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0754631729 (alk. paper)
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5184194
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The authors report here on an important government-funded study designed to throw light on the vexed and complex question of what characteristics determine whether a home provides good quality of care.
Long Description
This unique evaluation of the outcomes of residential and nursing home care for older people identifies the factors determining the quality of life of older people who have moved into care homes. It examines the relationship between older people's psychological well-being and the kinds of care received in residential homes. The volume draws on a study of UK care homes, interviewing new entrants soon after admission and then on two further occasions, to ascertain their experience of care and their quality of life. Interviews were also undertaken with care staff and their managers, and the care environment of each home was assessed.The authors provide valuable evidence of the factors which can influence older people's well-being on entering a care home and how they adjust either positively or not to their new surroundings. The volume offers clear pointers towards ways to improve quality of residential and nursing home care.
Main Description
This unique volume provides valuable evidence of the factors which can influence older people's well-being on entering a care home and how they adjust either positively or not to their new surroundings. It offers clear pointers towards ways to improve quality of residential and nursing home care.
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This unique volume provides valuable evidence of the factors that can influence older people's well being on entering a care home and how they adjust either positively or not to their new surroundings. It offers clear pointers towards ways to improve quality of residential and nursing home care.
Table of Contents
List of Boxes, Figures and Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Quality in Care Homes for Older Peoplep. 1
Quality of Life in Residential and Nursing Home Carep. 9
The Study Design and its Methodsp. 25
The Homes, the Residents and their Daily Livesp. 49
Residents' Health and Quality of Lifep. 69
The Experience of Care Staffp. 93
The Culture of the Care Environment: the Sheltered Care Environment Scalep. 107
The Views of Relativesp. 121
Cognitive Impairment and Interviewabilityp. 129
Recognition and Assessment of Depressionp. 139
The Outcomes of Carep. 151
Towards Quality Care in Care Homesp. 183
Observation Study Methodp. 209
Casemix Data Collection Sheetp. 219
Consent Proceduresp. 221
Variables used in the Longitudinal Analysisp. 225
Abbreviationsp. 229
References and Bibliographyp. 231
Name Indexp. 257
Subject Indexp. 263
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