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Living in homes
 — a consumer view of old people's homes
Author(s)Leonie A Kellaher, Sheila M Peace, Dianne M Willcocks
Corporate AuthorBritish Association for Service to the Elderly - BASE; Centre for Environmental and Social Studies in Ageing - CESSA
PublisherBASE; CESSA, London, 1985
Pages67 pp
KeywordsCare homes ; Residents [care homes] ; Guides, guide books.
AnnotationThe decision to enter a residential care home can be difficult for older people and their relatives. This guide to life in residential care homes is based on information from a large study of the views of 1,000 older people who lived in local authority homes (The residential life of old people: a study in 100 local authority homes, 1982). The first chapter looks at different types of living arrangements for older people, including sheltered housing and nursing homes. In the second chapter, the gains and losses resulting from living in residential care are discussed, covering adjustment, making friends, loneliness, financial implications, and physical surroundings. The third chapter provides answers to questions which a prospective resident might ask, covering freedom and privacy, personal belongings, rules and regulations, meals, visitors, staff, and life satisfaction of residents in care homes. In the final chapter, the preferred life style of residents is addressed, and a proposed charter for residents' rights is presented. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930630153 B
ClassmarkKW: KX: 69N

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