This bundle includes the following guidelines:
- Family Preparedness and End of Life Support before the Death of a Nursing Home Resident
- Management of Relocation
Family Preparedness and End of Life Support before the Death of a Nursing Home Resident [HERE]
Along with the ‘invention’ of chronic illness came the need for nursing homes, to care for people during a prolonged period of chronic illness and increasing disability.
The vast majority of people admitted to a nursing home reside there until death; each year, 25% of all deaths in the United States and 35% of all deaths in Canada occur in nursing homes about one-third of nursing home residents die each year in North America. End-of-life care of nursing home residents, now and in the future, must encompass specific strategies for residents dying of dementia, and the impact on their family caregivers. This evidence-based guideline provides end-of-life support for family members before the death of a nursing home resident. Written 2002; Revised 2009; 2015.
Management of Relocation [HERE]
Relocation is a major life transition, is stressful, and can lead to both positive and negative outcomes regardless of the person’s. In later life, adults frequently experience three types or stages of relocation: (a) the first occurs when adults retire and move to a desirable location because of the amenities offered; (b) the second takes place when older adults begin to experience health problems or widowhood and then move closer to family members; and (c) the third happens when family members are not able to meet all the older adult’s needs and a move to a more supportive environment, such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, is necessary. This guideline focuses on the second and third stages of relocation.
This guideline provides strategies to help cognitively intact older adults plan for and adapt to relocation from one residence or home to another. Includes: risk factors indicating the need for relocation, risk factors for maladjustment after relocation, interventions for both pre-relocation and post-relocation management, assessment tools, and outcome evaluations. Written 2005; Revised 2015.
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