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Building a cohesive partnership: Perspectives of staff caregivers on improving self-care independence among older adults living in long-term care facilities [Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care]
Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care. 2018; 1(3): 101-107 | DOI: 10.5505/jaltc.2018.92486  

Building a cohesive partnership: Perspectives of staff caregivers on improving self-care independence among older adults living in long-term care facilities

Su hsien Chang1, Ching-len Yu2, Mei-chen Chen3
1Department Of Senior Citizen Services, National Tainan Junior College Of Nursing, Taiwan Roc
2Department Of Environmental Engineering,kun Shan University, Taiwan Roc
3Department Of Nursing, National Tainan Junior College Of Nursing, Taiwan Roc

This study was to understand how to establish a cohesive partnership aimed at improving self-care independence among older adults living in long-term care facilities. This was a qualitative research design. Results found that to build a partnership, staffs indicated three major elements are essential: (1) prior discussion, (2) building trust, and (3) reporting conditions of residents voluntarily. However, this study observed that family caregivers’ attitudes and health or characteristics of older adults were of influence frequently affected older adults to regain/maintain self-care independence. To decrease the negative impact, the staffs should have attitudes of compassion, empathy, and caring.

Keywords: self-care, aged, long-term care, caregivers, partnership


Su hsien Chang, Ching-len Yu, Mei-chen Chen. Building a cohesive partnership: Perspectives of staff caregivers on improving self-care independence among older adults living in long-term care facilities. Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care. 2018; 1(3): 101-107

Corresponding Author: Su hsien Chang, Taiwan


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