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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159441
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Everyday Decision Making of Residents in a Midwest Assisted Living Facility
Abstract:
Everyday Decision Making of Residents in a Midwest Assisted Living Facility
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Bani-issa, Wegdan, RN, MSN
Contact Address:3915 Booth Street, Apt 7, Kansas City, KS, 66103, USA
Co-Authors:Jeana Wilcox, MSN, RN, CS, Assistant Professor
Approximately 40,000 assisted living facilities (ALF) serve an estimated 1 Million Americans and are the fastest growing type of long-term care settings, yet very little is known about everyday decision making of residents in ALF. A case study approach was used to gain baseline knowledge of everyday decisions within the context of the unique life experiences of cognitively intact residents at a Midwest ALF. The researcher’s exploration of everyday decision making by elders residing in an ALF was guided by three concepts: assisted living facilities, healthy aging, and everyday decision making. Field observation and formal and informal interviews were conducted with three residents, their staff caregivers, and their family members over a 3-month period. Data analysis revealed four themes related to everyday decision making: level of mastery, functional ability, decision to move, and feeling of connectedness. Four secondary themes emerged under the umbrella of mastery of environment: perception of assisted living, participation in activities, coping style, and perception of decision-making. These results indicate a need for interventions directed toward elders and their families in navigating the ALF landscape. We recommend a kind of compass to guide the discovery of options to aid in a resident's adjustment to everyday decision making in the ALF setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEveryday Decision Making of Residents in a Midwest Assisted Living Facilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159441-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Everyday Decision Making of Residents in a Midwest Assisted Living Facility</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bani-issa, Wegdan, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3915 Booth Street, Apt 7, Kansas City, KS, 66103, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jeana Wilcox, MSN, RN, CS, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Approximately 40,000 assisted living facilities (ALF) serve an estimated 1 Million Americans and are the fastest growing type of long-term care settings, yet very little is known about everyday decision making of residents in ALF. A case study approach was used to gain baseline knowledge of everyday decisions within the context of the unique life experiences of cognitively intact residents at a Midwest ALF. The researcher&rsquo;s exploration of everyday decision making by elders residing in an ALF was guided by three concepts: assisted living facilities, healthy aging, and everyday decision making. Field observation and formal and informal interviews were conducted with three residents, their staff caregivers, and their family members over a 3-month period. Data analysis revealed four themes related to everyday decision making: level of mastery, functional ability, decision to move, and feeling of connectedness. Four secondary themes emerged under the umbrella of mastery of environment: perception of assisted living, participation in activities, coping style, and perception of decision-making. These results indicate a need for interventions directed toward elders and their families in navigating the ALF landscape. We recommend a kind of compass to guide the discovery of options to aid in a resident's adjustment to everyday decision making in the ALF setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:01:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:01:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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