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Principles of good care for long-term care facilities.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0161-4795
2010 (English)In: International psychogeriatrics, ISSN 1041-6102, E-ISSN 1741-203X, Vol. 22, no 7, p. 1072-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The International Psychogeriatric Association Task Force on Mental Health Services in Long-Term Care Facilities aims to support and strengthen mental health services in the long-term care sector. The purpose of this paper is to identify broad principles that may underpin the drive towards meeting the mental health needs of residents of long-term care facilities and their families, as well as to enhance the overall delivery of residential care services.

METHODS: Principles of good care are extrapolated from an analysis of international consensus documents and existing guidelines and discussed in relation to the research and practice literature.

RESULTS: Although the attention to principles is limited, this review reveals an emerging consensus that: (1) residential care should be situated within a continuum of services which are accessible on the basis of need; (2) there should be an explicit focus on quality of care in long-term care facilities; and (3) quality of life for the residents of these facilities should be a primary objective. We take a broad perspective on the challenges associated with actualizing each of these principles, taking into consideration key issues for families, facilities, systems and societies.

CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations for practice, policy and advocacy to establish an internationally endorsed principles-based framework for the evolution and development of good mental health care within long-term care facilities are provided.

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2010. Vol. 22, no 7, p. 1072-83
Keywords [en]
aged, institutionalized, continuum of care, quality of care, quality of life, residential care, mental health, philosophy of care
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8882DOI: 10.1017/S1041610210000852ISI: 000284026200006PubMedID: 20598194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-8882DiVA, id: diva2:477105
Available from: 2012-01-12 Created: 2012-01-12 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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