Engaging life in two Irish nursing home units for people with dementia: Quantitative comparisons before and after implementing household environments.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251576
Title:
Engaging life in two Irish nursing home units for people with dementia: Quantitative comparisons before and after implementing household environments.
Authors:
Morgan-Brown, Mark; Newton, Rita; Ormerod, Marcus
Affiliation:
a SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford , Salford , UK.
Citation:
Engaging life in two Irish nursing home units for people with dementia: Quantitative comparisons before and after implementing household environments. 2012: Aging Ment Health
Publisher:
Aging & mental health
Journal:
Aging & mental health
Issue Date:
3-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251576
DOI:
10.1080/13607863.2012.717250
PubMed ID:
22943667
Abstract:
Objectives: This study compares the Social Engagement and Interactive Occupation of residents with dementia in two Irish nursing homes, before and after conversion to a household model environment. The changes were an open plan design and a functioning unit kitchen, supported by a homemaker role and operational policies which reduced task-based work in favour of person-centred care offering choice. Method: A snapshot observation method was used to obtain quantitative data of resident activity using the Assessment Tool for Occupation and Social Engagement (ATOSE). Residents were assessed for four hours, on seven different weekdays, over a six-week period both pre- and post-renovation. The exception to this was the assessment of the traditional model unit (TMU) for Nursing Home 1 which was reduced to four days due to the early start of the building work. Results: The results were consistent for both nursing homes and data were aggregated. Residents spent more time in the communal living spaces and were more likely to be active and engaged in the household model units (HMUs) compared to the TMUs. Using the independent t-test, these changes were found to be highly significant (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Creating an HMU increased the Interactive Occupation and Social Engagement of residents in the communal areas of the two nursing homes. The physical environment change, in conjunction with supportive staff procedures and organizational initiatives, improved the well-being of residents with dementia. The outcomes must be viewed in context with financial implications.
Language:
en
Keywords:
DEMENTIA
ISSN:
1364-6915

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan-Brown, Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Ritaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOrmerod, Marcusen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-09T11:54:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-09T11:54:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-03-
dc.identifier.citationEngaging life in two Irish nursing home units for people with dementia: Quantitative comparisons before and after implementing household environments. 2012: Aging Ment Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6915-
dc.identifier.pmid22943667-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2012.717250-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251576-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study compares the Social Engagement and Interactive Occupation of residents with dementia in two Irish nursing homes, before and after conversion to a household model environment. The changes were an open plan design and a functioning unit kitchen, supported by a homemaker role and operational policies which reduced task-based work in favour of person-centred care offering choice. Method: A snapshot observation method was used to obtain quantitative data of resident activity using the Assessment Tool for Occupation and Social Engagement (ATOSE). Residents were assessed for four hours, on seven different weekdays, over a six-week period both pre- and post-renovation. The exception to this was the assessment of the traditional model unit (TMU) for Nursing Home 1 which was reduced to four days due to the early start of the building work. Results: The results were consistent for both nursing homes and data were aggregated. Residents spent more time in the communal living spaces and were more likely to be active and engaged in the household model units (HMUs) compared to the TMUs. Using the independent t-test, these changes were found to be highly significant (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Creating an HMU increased the Interactive Occupation and Social Engagement of residents in the communal areas of the two nursing homes. The physical environment change, in conjunction with supportive staff procedures and organizational initiatives, improved the well-being of residents with dementia. The outcomes must be viewed in context with financial implications.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAging & mental healthen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Aging & mental healthen_GB
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen_GB
dc.titleEngaging life in two Irish nursing home units for people with dementia: Quantitative comparisons before and after implementing household environments.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmenta SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, School of the Built Environment, The University of Salford , Salford , UK.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAging & mental healthen_GB
dc.description.provinceUlsteren

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