Care homes: the developing ideology of a homelike place to live.
Fleming, Anne; Kydd, Angela; Stewart, Sally
Prof Angela Kydd email@example.com
This paper reports on part of a doctoral study which explored stakeholder perceptions of the importance of a homelike environment in a care home and which factors contributed to this. The changes in institutional care for older people have evolved from being a ‘warehouse’ type of environment for those too poor, too mad, too sick and too unloved, to a place where older people in need of care can spend their days in safety, in a ‘homely’ environment. Such an environment is one of the quality indicators of care home provision. Yet defining what ‘homeliness’ means is fraught with difficulties. This article presents a narrative literature review on the concept of ‘home’ and the common measures taken to address homeliness in a care home setting. The results show that although the word ‘homely’ is used with the presumption of a shared understanding, the concept is elusive and highly subjective. Given that long-term care now provides homes for an increasingly wide range of age groups and individuals with increasingly diverse backgrounds and personal histories, is a shared viewpoint on homeliness possible? Indeed, is it ever possible to make an institution homely?
FLEMING, A., KYDD, A. and STEWART, S. 2017. Care homes: the developing ideology of a homelike place to live. Maturitas [online], 99, pages 92-97. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.02.013
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 22, 2017|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 27, 2017|
|Publication Date||May 31, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Feb 26, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 28, 2020|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Care homes; Homeliness; Elderly|
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