There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marta Woolford, PhD Candidate and Research Officer at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But our review shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair and unreasonable practice. In most cases, … [Read More] There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Changing the Culture of Long-term Care through Narrative Care: Individual, interpersonal, and institutional dimensions – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Living in a nursing home represents a major challenge to narrative identity. Strategies for maintaining narrative identity are proposed. Scaffolded participation in everyday conversations sustains narrative identity. Institutional culture should include a shared, inclusive narrative. The use of narratives lies at the very core of person-centered care. ASBTRACT Interest in the practice of narrative … [Read More] Changing the Culture of Long-term Care through Narrative Care: Individual, interpersonal, and institutional dimensions – Journal of Aging Studies

The Experiences of Family Caregivers of People with Advanced Dementia Living in Nursing Homes, with a Specific Focus on Spouses: A narrative literature review – Dementia

ABSTRACT Dementia affects individuals, families and their relationships. While there is increasing evidence about the experiences of family caregivers of people with dementia, relatively little is known of their experiences when their relatives are living in nursing homes with dementia. This narrative literature review aimed to synthesise current knowledge about family caregivers’ experience of having … [Read More] The Experiences of Family Caregivers of People with Advanced Dementia Living in Nursing Homes, with a Specific Focus on Spouses: A narrative literature review – Dementia

Caring For Seniors – A podcast about simplifying the aged care journey

Caring for Seniors is a podcast to help Aussie families navigate the aged care system hosted by Samantha Bowen and Li Xia. As a result of struggling with the aged care system when caring for our own parents, Samantha Bowen and Li Xia started the Caring for Seniors podcast.  On this show, we interview experts from … [Read More] Caring For Seniors – A podcast about simplifying the aged care journey

Interpretations of Person-centered Dementia Care: Same Rhetoric, Different Practices? A comparative study of nursing homes in England and Sweden – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights A comparative study of the meaning and content of person-centered care in two nursing homes situated in England and Sweden. The discourse of a person-centered approach to dementia care is more uniform than the caring practice. The differences shown in the environmental modifications and caring practices relates to how the nursing homes accentuate two … [Read More] Interpretations of Person-centered Dementia Care: Same Rhetoric, Different Practices? A comparative study of nursing homes in England and Sweden – Journal of Aging Studies

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