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

g just stopped" said one participant.

  • Other factors that affected quality of life included the physical condition and homeliness of the facility, the friendliness of the staff, the openness of the visiting policy and strong links with the local community.

    "This study highlights the importance of providing a holistic, person-centred approach that goes beyond satisfying the technical and procedural aspects of care" concludes Dr Cooney.

    "Care staff should regard the quality of life of residents as an integral part of their role and residents and their families should have significant input into how services are structured and delivered.

    "Although this study was carried out in Ireland, the basic principles of how the quality of life of older people in residential care can be enhanced are universal."


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