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 Moving into Residential Care

Moving into Residential Care

A Practical Guide for Older People and Their Families

Colleen Doyle and Gail Roberts

Quick Overview

Written for people making the move in to a care home, or the families and staff about to assist them, this book is an antidote to the psychological stress this transition can have on older people. It provides essential tips to guide people along the way from deciding to move to settling in to their new surroundings.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 176pp
ISBN: 9781785921896
£10.99

Description

Moving into care is a significant life event for older people and their families and often occurs at a time when other life stresses such as deaths of loved ones and health complications are paramount. This book directly addresses the psychological impact that move can have, and offers tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

Based on material from interviews with a wide sample of people who had recently moved into care and a review of existing literature about the process, the guide follows the whole journey from considering a move into care, making the move and settling in, offering advice on each step of the way.

Case stories from people who have just made the transition help make this an approachable and accessible read for those about to move into care and a helpful tool for families and staff who will be assisting them.

Reviews

'A move to residential care is a major life transition, often occurring when people are already facing other challenges, such as illness or bereavement. For those contemplating such a move and their loved ones, Moving into Residential Care is an excellent resource for understanding both the practicalities and the psychosocial supports needed to help each person navigate the process.'
- Allen Power, MD, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel U. Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, Ontario, Canada

'Highly recommended. Practical, up to date, well researched and well set out, [this book] covers the areas most families need to grapple with in accessible, readable language, avoiding jargon. Vignettes add humanity to the narrative and focus the ideas presented.'
- Dr Peter McArdle, Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist

Authors

By (author): Colleen Doyle, Gail Roberts