What do family members really want when older adults transition to a nursing home?

Annette M. Lane, Sandra P. Hirst, Pamela Hawranik, Marlette B. Reed, Alina Rokhman

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to explore family members' perceptions of supports received during the transition experience of their older adult family member into a nursing home. In this exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study, interviews were conducted with six family members during the initial 6-month period following admission of the older adult family members. One overarching theme was found: importance of recognizing and supporting the personhood of older adult family members. Implications for how older adults' personhood can be supported are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov. 2017

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