Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Health and Social Care

Table Of Contents: Volume 16 Issue 2

“Let me back into the world” – compassionate care in practice: a carer and patient’s view

Virginia Minogue

“Let me back into the world” was the heart rending response by an older relative to a question about his wellbeing following a difficult period of illness and…

Access to long-term care: perceptions and experiences of older Dutch people

Lisette Schipper, Katrien G. Luijkx, Bert R. Meijboom, René Schalk, Jos M.G.A. Schols

Despite the current focus on demand-based care, little is known about what clients consider important when they have a request for formal long-term care services. The…

A qualitative study of older people with minimal care needs experiences of their admission to a nursing home with Registered Nurse care

Alice K. Stevens, Helen Raphael, Sue M. Green

Residential care for older people in the UK includes care homes with and without 24-hour Registered Nurse (RN) care. Reduced autonomy and personal wealth can result when…

Bathing in residential care: understanding the experiences of residents and their care providers

Ann Holroyd, Heather Holroyd

The purpose of this paper is to understand how changes in an older adult’s physical capacity alter their bathing preferences, how the care environment incorporates…

But does it work? The role of regulation in improving the quality of residential care for older people in Europe

Ciara O'Dwyer

Regulation is the tool preferred by policy-makers to manage the quality of residential care for older people. However, it remains unclear which form of regulation is most…



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