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Older people in long term care: a qualitative study
Evans, David S.; Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Jackie; O'Neill, Siobhan
Long term care throughout the Western Health Board is provided in District Hospitals, Long-Stay Hospitals and Community Nursing Units. With the proportion of over 65's in the Western Health Board higher than ever before and steadily increasing, it is likely that additional demands will be placed on these services. To ensure that the best possible services are provided and that needs are met, the Western Health Board is developing a strategy for older people. A strategy group has been formed which is consulting widely with users and providers of services for the elderly in order to develop the strategy. One key issue that has emerged from this consultation process is that service providers of long term care facilities believe that there is a need (both in general terms and. in terms of developing a strategy for the elderly) to obtain feedback from the perspective of the users of the services. As a consequence, the Department of Public Health was asked to examine ways in which the perceptions of service users could be explored and levels of satisfuction assessed. The aim of the research was to determine perceptions and views of Long Stay Hospitals, Community Nursing Units, and District General Hospitals. This was to ensure that these services are meeting the needs of elderly users-and, to ,identify any potential areas of improvement.
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Western Health Board, Department of Public Health.
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Western Health Board.
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:03:58 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:03:43