Rehabilitation in residential aged care facilities: barriers and facilitators in a dementia context

Mitchell, Leander K. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2013) Rehabilitation in residential aged care facilities: barriers and facilitators in a dementia context. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 19 (1). pp. 57-63. ISSN 1323-8922

Abstract

This review of the literature sought to highlight key barriers to the implementation of rehabilitation-based interventions in an aged care facility context. It then identifies how such barriers might be actively countered with a view to facilitating rehabilitation-based strategies within such contexts. Key barriers identified included staffing issues, heterogeneity of residents, and the potential complexity behind establishing appropriate forms of rehabilitation for the residents. The most successful facilitators identified included training, the provision of appropriate support, and an open communication process. Having an awareness and an appreciation of potential barriers to the use of rehabilitation interventions in aged care facilities provides the opportunity to actively plan around them, thereby increasing and improving their use. © 2013, Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 03:04
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged care facility; aging; dementia; rehabilitation;
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111718 Residential Client Care
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920112 Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/jrc.2013.5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31188

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