Caregivers' Experiences in Making Placement Decisions

Janice Penrod, Cheryl Dellasega

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Abstract

Demographic trends indicate a growth in the older adult population, and in turn, are affecting the availability and use of health services. Although placement of an older adult charge into nursing home care is often described as a logical progression through the continuum of available services, informal caregivers often view placement as a last resort or as an indication of failure. This qualitative study used grounded theory methods to explore the experiences of caregivers actively involved in the process of placing an older adult in a long-term care facility upon discharge from acute care. Four themes (uncertainty, surrendering to the system, urgency, and validating) were interwoven throughout caregivers'perspectives of the conflictive decision to use nursing home care after hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)706-732
Number of pages27
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Caregivers
Decision Making
Home Care Services
Nursing Care
Nursing Homes
Health Services Accessibility
Long-Term Care
Uncertainty
Hospitalization
Demography
Growth
Population
Grounded Theory

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  • Nursing(all)

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In: Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 20, No. 6, 01.01.1998, p. 706-732.

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