Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial

Dorothy Hodgkinson from Finding Perspectives discusses the importance of safeguarding adults in care homes 04 September 2020 Often when an adult transitions to living in residential care, there’s an understanding that this may well be their final home. It becomes the imperative of the facility and its staff to create an environment of comfort, safety,Continue reading “Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial”

‘The Primacy of ‘Home’: An exploration of how older adults’ transition to life in a care home towards the end of the first year

Marie O’Neill, Assumpta Ryan, Anne Tracey, Liz Laird First published: 26 November 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13232 What is known about this topic? The extent to which individuals exercise control over the decision to move to a care home is recognised as an important determinant of their relocation experience. Most studies report that care home environments can beContinue reading “‘The Primacy of ‘Home’: An exploration of how older adults’ transition to life in a care home towards the end of the first year”

‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home

A grounded theory study | Ageing & Society | Cambridge Core | Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 July 2020 Marie O’Neill[Opens in a new window] ,Assumpta Ryan ,Anne Tracey  and Liz Laird Abstract A grounded theory approach, consistent with the work of Strauss and Corbin, was used to undertake semi-structured interviews with 17Continue reading “‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home

A grounded theory study – O’Neill – 2020 – International Journal of Older People Nursing – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes intoContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study

Abstract                     Background: Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes into consideration the initial phase of the relocation process, incorporatingContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study”

Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity

The experience in the nursing home is accompanied by a fight for autonomy and against having decisions made for them and actions imposed. Nursing home residents have experiences which they perceive as compulsive and degrading. They have to obey the staff in order to get on with them. Being a Nursing Home Resident: A ChallengeContinue reading “Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity”