Improving the quality of life for older adults living in long term care settings is recognised as an increasingly important issue. Understanding Care Homes draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book is divided into three sections, each investigating how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the individual resident and their family, to enhance care at the organisational level and to develop the care home's relationships within the wider community. By addressing the concerns of residents and their families as well as those of carers and home managers, this book identifies how the generation of new knowledge through research can bring about real changes in care provision. This collection of papers will be an invaluable resource for students, care staff, care home managers, inspectors, lecturers and policy makers.
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Author Biography - Katherine Dr. Froggatt
Katherine Froggatt trained as a nurse and worked in care for older people before moving into research. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, where she works at the International Observatory on End of Life Care leading a programme of research around older people and supportive and palliative care as part of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative. Sue Davies has more than 20 years of experience as a nurse and health visitor, working predominantly in care of older people. She was Senior Nurse in an Elderly Services Unit in London before moving into higher education. She is an Honorary Reader at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests focus on the needs of older people and family caregivers in continuing care settings and preparation for working with older people. Julienne Meyer is a registered nurse and qualified teacher who leads the Care for Older People Research and Development programme at City University, London. She is also Director for the My Home Life programme, an initiative led by Help the Aged in collaboration with the National Care Forum and City University to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people. She holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of South Australia.