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Qualitative analyses of nursing home residents’ quality of life from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives

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Qualitative analyses of nursing home residents’ quality of life from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives

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Jennifer L. Johs-Artisensi, Kevin E. Hansen & Douglas M. Olson 

Abstract

Purpose

Quality of life has been defined in various ways by nursing home stakeholders over the years. As such, analyzing the levels of agreement or disagreement among these stakeholders to ascertain if staff and leadership align with resident-identified factors for “good” quality of life has become important to include in the literature. This study sought to identify contributory factors to resident quality of life, as well as analyze areas of commonality in qualitative responses.

Methods

Semi-structured interviews were conducted at 46 Midwestern nursing homes, with residents (n = 138), nursing assistants (n = 138), social workers (n = 46), activities directors (n = 46), and administrators (n = 46), on whether each stakeholder felt residents had a good quality of life and the factors contributing to resident quality of life.

Results

Overall, the majority of residents perceived their quality of life as “good,” though differences were noted in their main contributing factors when compared to staff members’ and management’s perspectives. Findings also demonstrated that nursing assistants most closely aligned with resident perspectives.

Conclusions

Given the implications of resident satisfaction with quality of life on multiple facets of a nursing home (e.g., survey process, financial reimbursement), it remains ever critical for management to engage residents and to truly listen to resident perspectives to enhance and ensure an optimal quality of life.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s11136-019-02395-3