Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability & Long-Term Residential Care

Institutional care for seniors offers a cultural repository for fears
and hopes about an aging population. Although enormous changes have
occurred in how institutional care is structured, the legacies of the
poor house still persist, creating panicked views of the nursing home as
a dreaded fate. The paradoxical nature of a space meant to be both
hospital and home offers up critical tensions for examination by age
studies scholars. The essays in this book challenge stereotypes of
institutional care for older adults, illustrate the changes that have
occurred over time, and illuminate the continuities in the stories we
tell about nursing homes.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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