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Mia DelesdernierFollow

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16-11-2018 9:30 AM

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16-11-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: As people age they might require more care, and this care can become more difficult; the family can only take on this burden for so long. It is common for a family to move their loved one into a long-term care facility. Many of these facilities are moving towards a family-centered model for patient care.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review was to determine the effects of a family-centered model within long-term care facilities, to determine if these effects were positive or negative, and to discover changes that can be made to this model in order to generate more positive outcomes on the residents of long-term care centers.

Methods: The databases PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) were used to compile articles for this literature review. There was limited research on the topic, so all peer-reviewed articles in the English language were used as long as they focused on the long-term care of those aged 65 and older, and they discussed the family involvement within the long-term care facility. Once the search was complete, a total of 14 articles were used for the review.

Results: It was proven that many positive outcomes are present for both the family and the resident, including individualized care, and support. Family-centered care helps long-term care facilities move towards client-driven approaches, as opposed to organization-driven. The family is also able to provide so many things for the resident and the staff caring for the resident. The family can provide insight and help develop solutions for issues that may arise.

Conclusion: The positive outcomes that were discovered in this literature review prove that this should be a widely-used method across all long-term care facilities. Overall, this literature review proved that family-centered care could be revolutionary for the long-term care setting.

Keywords: long-term care, family, support

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Nov 16th, 9:30 AM Nov 16th, 11:30 AM

The Effects of Family Support within the Long-Term Care Facility: An Integrative Literature Review

Background: As people age they might require more care, and this care can become more difficult; the family can only take on this burden for so long. It is common for a family to move their loved one into a long-term care facility. Many of these facilities are moving towards a family-centered model for patient care.

Objective: The purpose of this literature review was to determine the effects of a family-centered model within long-term care facilities, to determine if these effects were positive or negative, and to discover changes that can be made to this model in order to generate more positive outcomes on the residents of long-term care centers.

Methods: The databases PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) were used to compile articles for this literature review. There was limited research on the topic, so all peer-reviewed articles in the English language were used as long as they focused on the long-term care of those aged 65 and older, and they discussed the family involvement within the long-term care facility. Once the search was complete, a total of 14 articles were used for the review.

Results: It was proven that many positive outcomes are present for both the family and the resident, including individualized care, and support. Family-centered care helps long-term care facilities move towards client-driven approaches, as opposed to organization-driven. The family is also able to provide so many things for the resident and the staff caring for the resident. The family can provide insight and help develop solutions for issues that may arise.

Conclusion: The positive outcomes that were discovered in this literature review prove that this should be a widely-used method across all long-term care facilities. Overall, this literature review proved that family-centered care could be revolutionary for the long-term care setting.

Keywords: long-term care, family, support