Methods to Decrease Relocation Stress in the Older Adult During Relocation to a New Long-Term Care Facility

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161027
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Presentation
Title:
Methods to Decrease Relocation Stress in the Older Adult During Relocation to a New Long-Term Care Facility
Abstract:
Methods to Decrease Relocation Stress in the Older Adult During Relocation to a New Long-Term Care Facility
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Meier, Nancy, RN, MS, GNP, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:UNMC College of Nursing
Contact Address:Western Division, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, USA
Co-Authors:K. Rodehorst, T. Aguirre, and S. Wilhelm, Western Division, UNMC College of Nursing, Scottsbluff, NE
Relocating an older adult from one long-term care facility (an older building) to another long-term care facility (newly constructed) is a major change in the life of a resident. The nursing home facility resident who does not have family members near by and faces the move alone experiences a stress-producing process and is a high risk for relocation stress syndrome. The nursing diagnosis of relocation stress syndrome includes five characteristics including: dependency, confusion, anxiety, depression and withdrawal. Therefore nursing interventions, such as computerized 'virtual tour' films aimed at orienting the resident to the new facility before the move and the resident's participation in decorating their new environment, may reduce the relocation stress syndrome characteristics. This pilot study will: 1. Measure the effects of relocation on 16 older adult residents moved from one long-term care facility to a newly-construction long-term care facility using the Multidimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subjects (MOSES) scale, a tool previously validated for use among similar groups of individuals. 2. Examine the use of assigned 'buddies' who will accompany the high-risk resident during the moving process and the rest of the day and the effect on relocation stress characteristics. 3. Evaluate the length of time (after the relocation) that relocation stress syndrome characteristics are identified. A total of 16 (out of a total population of 78) residents identified as high risk for relocation stress syndrome (those with no local family members and those who have expressed anxiety about the move) will be included in the study. The MOSES scale will be used to evaluate the study participant at 4 different stages: prior to the relocation (and 'buddy' assignment), day of the relocation, at two weeks after the move and at four weeks after the move. If relocation stress syndrome characteristics are decreased using the 'virtual tours' and the 'buddy system' during the relocation process, then these strategies may be useful in other relocation processes.
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.titleMethods to Decrease Relocation Stress in the Older Adult During Relocation to a New Long-Term Care Facilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161027-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Methods to Decrease Relocation Stress in the Older Adult During Relocation to a New Long-Term Care 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Meier, Nancy, RN, MS, GNP, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">UNMC College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Western Division, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nmeier@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K. Rodehorst, T. Aguirre, and S. Wilhelm, Western Division, UNMC College of Nursing, Scottsbluff, NE</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Relocating an older adult from one long-term care facility (an older building) to another long-term care facility (newly constructed) is a major change in the life of a resident. The nursing home facility resident who does not have family members near by and faces the move alone experiences a stress-producing process and is a high risk for relocation stress syndrome. The nursing diagnosis of relocation stress syndrome includes five characteristics including: dependency, confusion, anxiety, depression and withdrawal. Therefore nursing interventions, such as computerized 'virtual tour' films aimed at orienting the resident to the new facility before the move and the resident's participation in decorating their new environment, may reduce the relocation stress syndrome characteristics. This pilot study will: 1. Measure the effects of relocation on 16 older adult residents moved from one long-term care facility to a newly-construction long-term care facility using the Multidimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subjects (MOSES) scale, a tool previously validated for use among similar groups of individuals. 2. Examine the use of assigned 'buddies' who will accompany the high-risk resident during the moving process and the rest of the day and the effect on relocation stress characteristics. 3. Evaluate the length of time (after the relocation) that relocation stress syndrome characteristics are identified. A total of 16 (out of a total population of 78) residents identified as high risk for relocation stress syndrome (those with no local family members and those who have expressed anxiety about the move) will be included in the study. The MOSES scale will be used to evaluate the study participant at 4 different stages: prior to the relocation (and 'buddy' assignment), day of the relocation, at two weeks after the move and at four weeks after the move. If relocation stress syndrome characteristics are decreased using the 'virtual tours' and the 'buddy system' during the relocation process, then these strategies may be useful in other relocation processes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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