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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154678
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of Social Model Care Units for Dementia
Abstract:
Effectiveness of Social Model Care Units for Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Aud, Myra A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Debra Oliver, PhD; Jane Bostick, PhD, RN; Benyamin Schwarz, PhD; Ruth Tofle, PhD
Background: The Missouri legislature, in response to constituents' interest in care alternatives for individuals with dementia, authorized the Alzheimer's Demonstration Project to encourage the development of social model dementia care units. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services called for proposals and selected 16 facilities for participation in the demonstration project. Purpose: To evaluate the first two years of the demonstration project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers investigated the impact of organizational, programmatic, and environmental factors on resident health and well-being, staff satisfaction, and family satisfaction. Methods: Methods used in this longitudinal study included structured environmental assessments, structured observation of resident activities, interviews with administrators and direct care staff, surveys mailed to families, and telephone interviews with family members. To measure resident health and well-being, de-identified resident data from the demonstration units was obtained quarterly from the special care units' Minimum Data Set (MDS) forms and was compared with statewide data from the Missouri MDS database. Findings: Findings included comparisons of demonstration special care unit environments with non-special care unit environments at the same facilities, family perceptions of care, staff perceptions of the care unit environment and resident needs, and administrators' reflections on the development and operation of social model care units for dementia. Observational data and MDS data for residents at each dementia unit were aggregated to create profiles of each unit. The profiles included comparison to the statewide MDS data. Specific categories of de-identified resident data analyzed and displayed in the findings included behavioral symptoms, activity participation, medication use, health conditions, pain, falls, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations. The findings have implications for the development of dementia units designed on a social model rather than a traditional medical model and are of interest to caregivers of older adults with dementia and to health care policymakers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of Social Model Care Units for Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154678-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of Social Model Care Units for Dementia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aud, Myra A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">audm@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Debra Oliver, PhD; Jane Bostick, PhD, RN; Benyamin Schwarz, PhD; Ruth Tofle, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: The Missouri legislature, in response to constituents' interest in care alternatives for individuals with dementia, authorized the Alzheimer's Demonstration Project to encourage the development of social model dementia care units. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services called for proposals and selected 16 facilities for participation in the demonstration project. Purpose: To evaluate the first two years of the demonstration project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers investigated the impact of organizational, programmatic, and environmental factors on resident health and well-being, staff satisfaction, and family satisfaction. Methods: Methods used in this longitudinal study included structured environmental assessments, structured observation of resident activities, interviews with administrators and direct care staff, surveys mailed to families, and telephone interviews with family members. To measure resident health and well-being, de-identified resident data from the demonstration units was obtained quarterly from the special care units' Minimum Data Set (MDS) forms and was compared with statewide data from the Missouri MDS database. Findings: Findings included comparisons of demonstration special care unit environments with non-special care unit environments at the same facilities, family perceptions of care, staff perceptions of the care unit environment and resident needs, and administrators' reflections on the development and operation of social model care units for dementia. Observational data and MDS data for residents at each dementia unit were aggregated to create profiles of each unit. The profiles included comparison to the statewide MDS data. Specific categories of de-identified resident data analyzed and displayed in the findings included behavioral symptoms, activity participation, medication use, health conditions, pain, falls, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations. The findings have implications for the development of dementia units designed on a social model rather than a traditional medical model and are of interest to caregivers of older adults with dementia and to health care policymakers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:11:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:11:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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