Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337722
Title:
Older people in long term care: a qualitative study
Authors:
Evans, David S.; Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Jackie; O'Neill, Siobhan
Affiliation:
Western Health Board, Department of Public Health.
Citation:
Evans, D.S., Ni Mhuircheartaigh, J. & O'Neill, S., 2000. Older people in long term care: a qualitative study. Galway. Western Health Board.
Publisher:
Western Health Board.
Issue Date:
Mar-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337722
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
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.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; HOSPITAL; NURSING HOME; PATIENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEvans, David S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNi Mhuircheartaigh, Jackieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Siobhanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-02T13:02:17Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-02T13:02:17Z-
dc.date.issued2000-03-
dc.identifier.citationEvans, D.S., Ni Mhuircheartaigh, J. & O'Neill, S., 2000. Older people in long term care: a qualitative study. Galway. Western Health Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337722-
dc.descriptionLong 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Health Board.en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectNURSING HOMEen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENTen_GB
dc.titleOlder people in long term care: a qualitative studyen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentWestern Health Board, Department of Public Health.en_GB
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