Navigation Links
Quality of life survey highlights need for holistic approach in elderly residential care
Date:5/12/2009

Choice, privacy and a sense of identity are just some of the things that older people living in residential care need to maintain a good quality of life, according to research in the May issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Researchers from the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, spoke to 101 older people living in 12 long-stay care homes, including small and large facilities, well-established and recently built homes and those provided by the public, private and voluntary sectors.

They found that four key themes had an impact on the subjects' quality of life: the ethos of care provided by the home, the residents' sense of self and identity, how connected they felt and the activities and therapies they got involved in.

"It was clear from our research that practitioners and policy makers need to take all these factors into account if they are to provide older people with the sort of residential care that enhances their quality of life" says lead author Dr Adeline Cooney, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University.

"We also found that residents tended to be happier if they had been involved in the decision to move into residential care, as they were more likely to make the best of it, getting involved in activities and making friends. People who were not involved in the decision tended to withdraw into themselves and were more likely to be lonely, unhappy and keen to return home."

Two-thirds of the residents who took part in the study were male. All were 65 or over and the majority of residents (45 per cent) fell into the 75-84 age group and had been in residential care for two to four years (37 per cent).

Key findings included:

  • Participants said choice was important when it came to their daily routine. "I can go to bed anytime I like" one said positively, while another complained that "you're woken at six and breakfast isn't until ten past eight." '/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Sypris for High-Quality Calibration Solutions
2. Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology
3. HealthCentral.com Collaborates With BreastCancer.org, Providing Quality Awareness Sponsorships to #1 Breast Cancer Resource Online
4. Leading Italian Pharmaceutical Group Deploys TrackWise(R) Solution to Improve Quality Processes
5. Clinical Instrument Repair Consultants Receive ASQ-Certified Quality Inspector
6. Graves disease: Quality of life and occupational disability
7. ASGE recognizes 68 endoscopy units for quality and safety through endoscopy unit recognition program
8. From Practical to Pampering: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Department Store-Quality Gifts at Affordable Prices for Mothers Day
9. Electronic prescribing systems boost efficiency, may lead to improved quality of care
10. Hospital volume inconsistent predictor of quality care
11. New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... (GSA) the nation,s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted ... E. Lckenhoff, PhD, of Cornell University as the 2014 ... Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology. , This ... in behavioral and social gerontology. Individuals who have received ... The award is given by GSA in conjunction with ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The report ... Cosmetics), Type (Rotary, Volumetric, Aseptic, Net Weight), Process ... Geography - Global Trend & Forecast to 2019”, ... into food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic segments with ... each of these segments, in terms of value. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Calif. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 July ... drug abuse directly at the source? That’s the big ... an innovative prescription drug abuse risk program developed by ... hundreds of applicants worldwide to be part of ... 10-12 in San Francisco, CA. The Hive is a ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... -- With the increasing use of electronic medical ... growing demand for a computerized version of the ... States. In a new study, researchers from the ... Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to ... guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 The Los Angeles ... recently participated in a community program that helps homeless ... volunteers partnered with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission ... , The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission offers emergency ... mission's Family Emergency Shelter provides housing and basic needs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Löckenhoff earns GSA's 2014 Baltes Foundation Award 2Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Filling Equipment Market worth $8 Billion by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:SafeUseNow Selected to Showcase at TEDMED Hive 2014 2Health News:SafeUseNow Selected to Showcase at TEDMED Hive 2014 3Health News:Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format 2Health News:Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format 3Health News:The Discovery House Employees Volunteer at Local Rescue Mission 2Health News:The Discovery House Employees Volunteer at Local Rescue Mission 3
... off in Northwestern PA , , HARRISBURG, Pa., June ... the harms of tobacco use on their unborn babies, the ... Control Program are launching a new smoking cessation campaign to ... that region of the state. , , "More ...
... as QM Certified Scoring Partner , , LINCOLN, ... Innoventz, a clinical research organization (CRO) for medical device ... QM Certified Scoring Partner. QualityMetric developed the QM Certified ... many in the life sciences industry -- the accuracy ...
... San Diego, CA, June 22, 2009 Because of ... and children with asthma is recommended by the Advisory ... call for annual influenza vaccination of at least 60% ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigators have determined ...
... Mass., June 22 Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ... on developing GCS-100 for treatment of three blood-borne cancers: ... large B cell lymphoma ("DLBCL"). In clinical studies, ... CLL and in combination with existing therapy in MM. ...
... Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., Denver-based acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional ... to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging. The announcement is ... tells the history of vanity and what women have been ... Now there,s a healthy, safe option - Cosmetic Acupuncture. ...
... The ... for their own health. Celebrity Diagnosis is an innovative approach to personalized medicine that ... unique feature of Celebrity Diagnosis is the casebook, a convenient and portable information packet ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:State Launches New Campaign to Help Pregnant Smokers Go Tobacco-Free 2Health News:Innoventz Certified to Score Both the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 Health Surveys 2Health News:Innoventz Certified to Score Both the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 Health Surveys 3Health News:Adults with asthma not getting their flu shots 2Health News:Prospect Therapeutics Inc.'s GCS-100 Has Focused on Developing Treatment for Three Blood-Borne Cancers 2Health News:Denver-Based Acupuncturist, Dr. Martha Lucas, Releases New Book: 'Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging' 2Health News:CelebrityDiagnosis.com Presents Famous Patients As Medical Lessons 2Health News:CelebrityDiagnosis.com Presents Famous Patients As Medical Lessons 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July, 29  2014 ISPE—the International Society ... John Bournas as President and CEO, ... to leave the Society last fall.  Mr. Bournas ... in the healthcare association industry as well as ... a clear vision for the expansion of its ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ... Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2014 Clinical Lab Expo ... on the unique ways Roche is partnering with customers ... "Our customers tell us every day that they,re looking ... they deliver in their labs and offices," said ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... A respiratory device is a medical device used to ... difficulty in breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels ... cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD, and ARDS require the need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ISPE Hires Healthcare Association Exec as CEO 2ISPE Hires Healthcare Association Exec as CEO 3Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 3Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 4Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018 2
... April 28, 2011 ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ... ended March 31, 2011.  Revenue for the quarter ended March ... 12% increase on a constant currency basis) over the quarter ... 2011, income from operations was $64.0 million and net income ...
... Financial Highlights ($ in millions, except ... , $109.5 , 28.8% increaseTotal Net Product Revenue , ... , 24.7% increaseAldurazyme BioMarin Net Product Revenue* , $18.7 ... increaseFirdapse Net Product Revenue , $3.1 , $0.1GAAP Net ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 2ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 3ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 4ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 5ResMed Inc. Announces Record Financial Results for the Quarter Ended and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2011 6BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 10BioMarin Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 11
Ideal for abdominal and flank procedures....
Male Abdominal Supporter...
Zippered Abdominal Girdle...
CDIs 2nd Stage Abdominoplasty Girdle - a feminine, easy pull-on version of the 8000 series...
Medicine Products: