Beyond family satisfaction: Family-perceived involvement in residential care.

Justine Irving

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Abstract

Aim: To explore perceived family involvement and its relationship with satisfaction and facility impressions. Method: A questionnaire was posted to residents' next of kin from four South Australian residential aged care facilities. Results: One hundred and fifty next of kin participated in the survey. Family-perceived involvement was significantly and positively correlated with satisfaction and facility impressions. Conclusion: The findings of this study add to the limited body of research into family involvement in long-term residential care. Feedback from the family regarding particular aspects of involvement may also improve the experience of long-term care for both family and resident, and assist with the identification of specific issues towards which organisations may target their quality improvement efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Aged care
  • Family involvement
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing home
  • Residential aged care
  • Satisfaction

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