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Residents happiest in clustered home models

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Residents in aged care facilities that accommodate them in small, home-style environments rate quality of care higher than those living in standard aged care homes that are more in line with the traditional nursing home model, Flinders University research finds.

The research published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care involved 541 participants from 17 aged care facilities and is part of the Investigating Services Provided in the Residential Care Environment for Dementia (INSPIRED) study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People.

The study aimed to compare the quality of care among residents living in long-term home-like care environments – often referred to as ‘cluster housing’ – to that of older people living in traditional residential care facilities, based on factors that residents considered important.

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AUTHOR: Sandy Cheu

DATED: 26 September 2018

WEBSITE: Australian Ageing Agenda

URL: https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/


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