Is length of life more important than quality of life?

“My mum’s death was hastened by measures in place to ‘protect’ people in homes. Her quality of life was vastly reduced. We need to ask ourselves ‘What is more important, length or quality of life?’” Back in June 2019, mum decided she wanted to move into a care home as she was finding living aloneContinue reading “Is length of life more important than quality of life?”

Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts

NCPOP, Ireland 2012 Abstract: The vast majority of older people in receipt of care in the residential sector are cared for in high quality, safe and supportive settings. However, there is international evidence that suggests that a significant minority of older people in residential homes are nursed in inadequate physical environments and experience a lossContinue reading “Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts”