Winsor, Helen Bruce
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Human and Family Resources
Older people--Psychology||Nursing homes--Psychological aspects||Older people--Long-term care--Psychological aspects
Concern about the well-being of older adults has increased as this segment of the population has grown. This study was initiated to assess the perceptions of personal losses of older adults residing in a long-term care facility. Also assessed were service providers' perceptions of older adults personal losses to determine if there was congruence in perceptions of the older adults' losses. The data collected showed that perceptions of older adults' personal losses by the service providers were not always congruent with the older adults' own perceptions. The results of this study indicated the need to expand studies of this type in this setting on a more in-depth level to help this area of the population. Results and recommendations for further work, are included.
Kennedy, Margaret Miller, "Personal losses : perceptions of older adults and their service providers in a long-term care facility" (1989). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4343.
v, 58 pages
Northern Illinois University
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