Family-based intervention in residential long-term care

Joseph E. Gaugler, Keith A. Anderson, Heidi H. Holmes

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Abstract

Family care for older adults is often conceptualized as a ‘career,’ and one of the key transitions that may occur during the course of caregiving is the placement of an older relative in a residential long-term care facility (most commonly a nursing home). This literature review critiques and synthesizes existing intervention strategies designed to promote family involvement following institutionalization. In particular, two types of family-based interventions are identified that have received scientific evaluations in the literature: group-based and family-staff partnership approaches. Specific studies on each of these types (N = 11) are summarized and critiqued. Key research and practice recommendations are also offered to guide the future evaluation of programs to assist families adapt to the long-term care experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges of Aging on U.S. Families
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy and Practice Implications
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages45-62
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203051337
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Family caregiving
  • Family involvement

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