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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157557
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEMENTIA CARE IN RURAL ASSISTED LIVING: STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Abstract:
DEMENTIA CARE IN RURAL ASSISTED LIVING: STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:McKenzie, Glenise, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health & Science University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR, 97520, USA
Co-Authors:Juliana Cartwright; Elena Siegal
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe system and practice factors in rural assisted living settings that support the identification and management of psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia for individuals residing in assisted living.
BACKGROUND: The number of older adults with dementia who live in assisted living facilities (ALFs) is increasing. Psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia are prevalent in ALFs and gaps in identification and management of dementia and related symptoms are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, decreased quality of life, earlier discharge to nursing home and increased costs. Yet, little is known about the benefits and challenges for providing dementia care in ALFs in rural settings.
METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study utilizes data from 20 - 24 individual semi-structured and open-ended interviews. Data sources include rurally located assisted living administrators, supervisors, licensed and unlicensed care providers, and state surveyors. Interview questions explore current facility practices and systems related to identification and management of psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia. Interviews are currently being conducted in three rural assisted living settings in southern Oregon.
RESULTS: Qualitative descriptive analysis of transcribed interviews will be completed by January 2010 and will be reported with a focus on areas of identified strengths and opportunities for improvement in the provision of care for older adults with psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia in rural assisted living facilities.
IMPLICATIONS: This study is addressing timely issues: care practices in an understudied and growing practice area (dementia care in ALFs) and with underserved populations (older adults with dementia and their ALF caregivers in rural settings). Findings from this study will potentially add to current knowledge regarding system influences related to dementia care in ALFs, and inform future efforts to develop, disseminate and implement interventions in ALF aimed at enhancing the identification and management of dementia-related symptoms in rural settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDEMENTIA CARE IN RURAL ASSISTED LIVING: STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIESen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">DEMENTIA CARE IN RURAL ASSISTED LIVING: STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McKenzie, Glenise, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health &amp; Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR, 97520, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mckenzig@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Juliana Cartwright; Elena Siegal</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe system and practice factors in rural assisted living settings that support the identification and management of psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia for individuals residing in assisted living. <br/>BACKGROUND: The number of older adults with dementia who live in assisted living facilities (ALFs) is increasing. Psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia are prevalent in ALFs and gaps in identification and management of dementia and related symptoms are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, decreased quality of life, earlier discharge to nursing home and increased costs. Yet, little is known about the benefits and challenges for providing dementia care in ALFs in rural settings. <br/>METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study utilizes data from 20 - 24 individual semi-structured and open-ended interviews. Data sources include rurally located assisted living administrators, supervisors, licensed and unlicensed care providers, and state surveyors. Interview questions explore current facility practices and systems related to identification and management of psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia. Interviews are currently being conducted in three rural assisted living settings in southern Oregon. <br/>RESULTS: Qualitative descriptive analysis of transcribed interviews will be completed by January 2010 and will be reported with a focus on areas of identified strengths and opportunities for improvement in the provision of care for older adults with psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia in rural assisted living facilities.<br/>IMPLICATIONS: This study is addressing timely issues: care practices in an understudied and growing practice area (dementia care in ALFs) and with underserved populations (older adults with dementia and their ALF caregivers in rural settings). Findings from this study will potentially add to current knowledge regarding system influences related to dementia care in ALFs, and inform future efforts to develop, disseminate and implement interventions in ALF aimed at enhancing the identification and management of dementia-related symptoms in rural settings.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:58:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:58:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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