Tag Archives: Care For The Elderly

The most stressful thing you’ll ever do? Choosing your elderly parents’ carers: It’s worse than divorce or moving home

Some 84 per cent of those questioned by the Care Quality Commission said deciding how to care for an elderly relative was very stressful or quite stressful – making it the top choice.

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Two-fifths of U.S. adults care for sick, elderly relatives

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four in 10 U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member as more people develop chronic illnesses and the population ages, a new study has found. “More health care is happening at home,” said Susannah Fox, associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life project and the study’s lead author. “As more people are …

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Transition of care for the elderly after cerebrovascular accidents – from hospital to the home

Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2013 Feb; 21 Spec No: 216-24
Rodrigues RA, Marques S, Kusumota L, Santos EB, Fhon JR, Fabrício-Wehbe SC

to examine the transition of care in families caring for elderly persons who suffered the first episode of a cerebrovascular accident.an instrumental ethnographic case study was used. The sample comprised 20 subjects: 10 caregivers and 10 elderly persons aged 65 or over, of both sexes, with diagnoses of first episode of cerebrovascular accident, capable of communicating, and requiring care from a main carer in their family. The data was collected through interviews, observation, existing documentation and field notes. Qualitative analysis techniques were used to codify and classify the data and to formulate significant categories, which generated typologies of care.The central idea was the Transition of Care and showed the context in three typologies: The care process for the dependent elderly person, Strategies for the care process and Impact and acceptance of the limitations.The data indicates that caring for an elderly person after a cerebrovascular accident is a challenge for the family. The data permitted it possible to elaborate a proposal for a model for the organization of the work, with a view to holistic care delivery in the health services, forming a care network, which constitutes an advance for the area of nursing.

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Hampshire-based charity raises the bar in care for the elderly

A Hampshire-based charity caring for older people has become the only organisation of its kind in England to be accredited for both residential and community-based work. Brendoncare is now fully accredited by Investing in Volunteers, which is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. Brendoncare’s chief executive Ron Staker, said: “Our volunteers are an integral part of Brendoncare and this …

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Aspects of care culture in municipal care for elderly people: a hermeneutic documentary analysis of reports of abuse.

Scand J Caring Sci. 2012 Jul 31;
Rytterström P, Arman M, Unosson M

Scand J Caring Sci; 2012 Aspects of care culture in municipal care for elderly people: a hermeneutic documentary analysis of reports of abuse Introduction:? Care culture is an important contextual factor in care practice. Care culture refers to a process of creating meaning out of tradition, horizon and bildung. The care culture is often taken into consideration in situations that go beyond the everyday routine, such as cases of abuse. In Sweden, health care professionals are obliged to document and report any suspected bad conditions. Although the reports have the potential to communicate underlying values and assumptions about the care culture, such studies have not been performed. Aim:? The aim of this study was to understand how elderly care abuse in institutions could be understood from a care culture perspective. Design and methods:? A hermeneutic documentary analysis was conducted on 269 incident reports concerning suspected mistreatment of the elderly in three municipalities in Sweden. The hermeneutic analysis followed a four-stage process: selecting and reading the text, setting out the context, closing the hermeneutic circle, and finally creating a conceptual bridge towards a critical understanding from a phenomenological lifeworld perspective. Findings:? The care of the elderly in the municipality was based on a social culture that placed residents’ needs at the centre. Following routines were considered important in preventing mistreatment and were intended to ensure that all patients were treated fairly and equally. Care was described as task oriented and often lacking in interpersonal relations. From a phenomenological lifeworld perspective, it was interpreted that in the municipalities’ care of the elderly, there was a focus on elderly people’s freedom at the expense of the vulnerability aspects of well-being. Conclusion:? Raising awareness of the care culture underlying abuse could help to improve understanding of care practice. Change may be only possible when reflected on the existing perspectives underpinning the care culture, and integrate them into a broader framework for caring.

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