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Title Understanding care homes : a research and development perspective / edited by Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies and Julienne Meyer.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Subject Old age homes -- Great Britain -- Administration.
Older people -- Institutional care -- Great Britain.
Homes for the Aged -- organization & administration.
Aged -- psychology.
Health Services for the Aged -- organization & administration.
Housing for the Elderly -- organization & administration.
Long-Term Care -- organization & administration.
Models, Organizational.
United Kingdom.
Alt Name Froggatt, Katherine.
Davies, Sue, 1958-
Meyer, Julienne.
Description 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Research and development in care homes : setting the scene / Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies, and Julienne Meyer -- Developing person-centred care in a NHS continuing care setting / Charlotte Ashburner, Julienne Meyer, and Angela Cotter -- Action research in care homes to improve care planning for people with dementia / David Stanley -- The use of narrative in developing relationships in care homes / Christine Brown-Wilson, Glenda Cook, and Denise Forte -- Older people with learning disabilities : a quality initiative in caring / Robert Jenkins -- The living edge : connection to nature for people with dementia in residential care / Garuth Chalfont -- Establishing "friends of care home" groups / Sheila Furness and Bren Torry -- The importance of staff support in the provision of emotionally sensitive care / Cheryl Holman and Keith Crowhurst -- Changing cultures : partnership working through a care home learning network / Tina Fear -- Collaborating with primary care : promoting shared working between district nurses and care home staff / Claire Goodman [and others] -- Making it work : a model for research and development in care homes / Jan Dewing -- Reflections on the way forward / Sue Davies, Katherine Froggatt, and Julienne Meyer.
Summary Improving the quality of life for older adults living in long term care settings is recognised as an increasingly important issue. Understanding Care Homes draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book is divided into three sections, each investigating how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the individual resident and their family, to enhance care at the organisational level and to develop the.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846428845 (electronic bk.)
184642884X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612059308
OCLC # 317552496
Additional Format Print version: Understanding care homes. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009 9781843105534 (DLC) 2008029083 (OCoLC)232976672

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