Caring for Our Elders: Multicultural Experiences with Nursing Home Placement

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8
WHO HELPS RESIDENTS
AND THEIR RELATIVES?

Everybody has been nice. A Spanish-speaking nursing assistant has been very nice to
her. This has made a real difference. She gives her a lot of attention.

—A resident's niece, one year after her aunt's admission

For me, the daughters' support group has been helpful, especially regarding specific is-
sues having to do with care.

—A resident's daughter, three years after her mother's admission

The physical therapy and occupational therapy departments were great.

—A resident's niece, one year after her aunt's admission

IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTERS, this book has focused primarily on the experiences of the nursing home residents and their caregiving relatives and friends and has included much less information about the formal network of paid caregivers who provided a great deal of assistance before and after admission to Acacia Nursing Home. This chapter shifts attention to the paraprofessionals and professionals, reporting information about staff assistance that the relatives and friends considered [especially helpful,] structural impediments to nursing home service delivery, national workforce issues in nursing home care, alternatives to nursing home placement, and implications of this study's findings for provision of ethnically and racially sensitive services.


QUALITY CARE: ESPECIALLY HELPFUL STAFF

Some of the evening attendants are beautiful.

—A resident's granddaughter, eight months after her grandmother's admission

The head nurse on the early shift is very nice. He thinks a lot of her. He goes to her if
there is a problem, and she helps him out.

—A resident's wife, one year after her husband's admission

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: The Need for Nursing Home Placement 7
  • 2: Research Studies About Caregiving by Family and Friends 25
  • 3: Earlier Years 46
  • 4: Changing Health, Changing Relationships 69
  • 5: The Placement Process 80
  • 6: Settling In 104
  • 7: Continuing to Care for Relatives in the Nursing Home 121
  • 8: Who Helps Residents and Their Relatives? 134
  • References 171
  • Index 185
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