Transitions into a care home.



O'May, Fiona (2007) Transitions into a care home. In: My Home Life: quality of care in care homes. Help the Aged and NCHRDF, London, pp. 36-44.

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Abstract

There is no doubt that the move from one’s own home to a care home is a major, and often final, life transition. For many it may signify a decline in physical and mental heath, a reduction in, or even the end of, independence, or be the corollary of the death of a partner.As such, the move can have negative connotations but, with appropriate planning and support, the transition can be managed so that it produces benefits, including improved quality of life.The extent to which this happens in practice, and the ways in which the transition can be facilitated, will be examined in this chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Psychology and Sociology
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009 08:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 09:27
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/503

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