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Residential Care - A Choice Well Made
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ISBN 9781901097405
297x210mm 112pp
CPA Report 29
A Choice Well Made: 'Mutuality' as a Governing Principle in Residential Care
Leonie Kellaher

'Because of its rich detail, this study is an instructive read for anyone debating the role of residential provision as a way of meeting the needs of older people who require support with daily living.'
Health Service Journal

A hundred older people living in ten Methodist Homes were interviewed about their views on moving into and living in residential care, in order to identify the attributes of a good residential home.

The study demonstrates provision of good quality residential care, which not only allows but also nurtures the maintenance of self and fosters the ability to engage in valued social relationships in frail old age. The careful analysis of interview data explores the factors - particularly those to do with the structure, organisation and ethos of the homes - that contribute to a sense of wellbeing among the majority of residents.



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