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Study of care home residents’ and relatives’ expectations and experiences

Darton, Robin (2011) Study of care home residents’ and relatives’ expectations and experiences. Registered Nursing Home Association, 35 pp. ISBN 978-1-900902-18-2. (KAR id:31847)

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Abstract

Care home residents who took part in a study by the

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at

the University of Kent believe their experience of

living in a care home has been better than they

expected when they first moved in. Most of the

residents, aged mainly in their 80s and 90s, told

researchers that:

They have more say and control over their lives in the

home than they had expected.

Their quality of life has improved compared with how

it was before they moved in.

Their health and other needs are being better met

now than before they moved in.

They are socialising in their care home as much as,

or more than, they used to.

They see their friends and relatives as much as, or

more than, they used to.

Their experience of being in a care home has been

good.

They have a good impression of care homes in

general.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Robin Darton
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 09:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31847 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Darton, Robin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-790X
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