What Makes a Senior Living Community Homey in the United States

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620225
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
What Makes a Senior Living Community Homey in the United States
Author(s):
Kleppe, Morgan L.; Hensel, Desiree
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Morgan L. Kleppe, mkleppe@indiana.edu; Desiree Hensel, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, September 18, 2016: Background:�Patient-centered care emphasizes the�importance of�client preferences in all care environments. The�number of individuals residing in senior living communities is�expected to�increase�as the baby boomer generation ages which makes understanding this specific population's needs important.�Senior living community staff�recognize�the need to improve hominess and comfort; however,�it is not always clear�what stakeholders value most.�One Scotish study found�varying viewpoints related to how standards,�the ability to play an active role, and a sense of belonging�contributed to a sense of hominess�in a senior care facility, but it is unclear if the same viewpoints�are present in the United States. Using a research technique specifically designed to identify preferences, Q�methodology,�the purpose of this study is to�explore what characteristics residents, families, and�staff believe�make a�senior living community in the United States feel "homey" and to�determine if these�characteristics transcend national boundaries. Method:�This IRB approved study is a replication of a�project done in Scotland. The recruited sample�will include�5 to 10 participants from�3 categories; residents, families, and staff members.�The study will use a Q methodology�design which�involves the use of a�set of�philosophical principles, data collection techniques, and statitiscal�procedures�to�quantitatively study subjective beliefs and attitudes.�With the investigator present, participants will sort a set of 30 subjective statements�about the�characteristics that they feel are most important to quality of life in a senior living facility. Data will be recorded on a -3�to�+3 forced�distribution sorting sheet and supplemented with responses to follow-up interview questions.�By-person factor�analysis will be done using PQMethod software�to find groups with shared viewpoints. A factor array with factor scores will be used to describe the shared viewpoints. Finally, a�second order factor analysis will�be completed to find�commonalities between this study and the original Scotish study. Findings:�Data collection from the current study is in progress. Conclusion: It is anticipated that the findings from this study�will contribute to the body of literature used to improve�quality of life in senior living communities.
Keywords:
Q methodology; senior living communities; person-centered care
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16PST37
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleWhat Makes a Senior Living Community Homey in the United Statesen
dc.contributor.authorKleppe, Morgan L.en
dc.contributor.authorHensel, Desireeen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMorgan L. Kleppe, mkleppe@indiana.edu; Desiree Hensel, RN, PCNS-BC, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620225-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, September 18, 2016: Background:�Patient-centered care emphasizes the�importance of�client preferences in all care environments. The�number of individuals residing in senior living communities is�expected to�increase�as the baby boomer generation ages which makes understanding this specific population's needs important.�Senior living community staff�recognize�the need to improve hominess and comfort; however,�it is not always clear�what stakeholders value most.�One Scotish study found�varying viewpoints related to how standards,�the ability to play an active role, and a sense of belonging�contributed to a sense of hominess�in a senior care facility, but it is unclear if the same viewpoints�are present in the United States. Using a research technique specifically designed to identify preferences, Q�methodology,�the purpose of this study is to�explore what characteristics residents, families, and�staff believe�make a�senior living community in the United States feel "homey" and to�determine if these�characteristics transcend national boundaries. Method:�This IRB approved study is a replication of a�project done in Scotland. The recruited sample�will include�5 to 10 participants from�3 categories; residents, families, and staff members.�The study will use a Q methodology�design which�involves the use of a�set of�philosophical principles, data collection techniques, and statitiscal�procedures�to�quantitatively study subjective beliefs and attitudes.�With the investigator present, participants will sort a set of 30 subjective statements�about the�characteristics that they feel are most important to quality of life in a senior living facility. Data will be recorded on a -3�to�+3 forced�distribution sorting sheet and supplemented with responses to follow-up interview questions.�By-person factor�analysis will be done using PQMethod software�to find groups with shared viewpoints. A factor array with factor scores will be used to describe the shared viewpoints. Finally, a�second order factor analysis will�be completed to find�commonalities between this study and the original Scotish study. Findings:�Data collection from the current study is in progress. Conclusion: It is anticipated that the findings from this study�will contribute to the body of literature used to improve�quality of life in senior living communities.en
dc.subjectQ methodologyen
dc.subjectsenior living communitiesen
dc.subjectperson-centered careen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:22:40Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:22:40Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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