This refreshing and non-biased book challenges the unhelpful and negative portrayal of care homes depicted by the media. It is a practically-sized paperback presenting examples of good practice, with each chapter guiding the reader through a broad range of research methods, interventions and developmental suggestions contributed by experts in this field... This book will be valued by any professional wishing to perform research in an older-adult care home. It will help to prepare them for the unexpected problems they will certainly encounter upon entering such an intimate and private environment.
The Journal of Ageing & Society
The book shows how a commitment ot improve the care-home experience for residents, relatives, professional carers and providers can lead to innovative and exploratory projects, which in themselves could feed into policy and practice.
The Midwest Book Review
From wider community involvement to concerns of residents and staff managers alike, Understanding Care Homes ties care home routines and perspectives into a bigger picture, making this a "must" for any health library.
This book is a useful resource, featuring essays and research outcomes on improving the quality of care in care homes. It looks at the impact of care provision at organisational level on individuals and carers, and how care homes relate to the wider community.
Leveson Centre Newsletter
An excellent and stimulating collection of papers which will be available as part of a debate about the future of care homes which is so very much needed in the U.K and beyond today.
This is a very interesting book of varied research into care homes, most of it carried out by people who researched with staff and residents, and thereby aimed to effect practical change. Most care home managers will find this book has plenty of ideas and insights to offer.