The Fate & Welfare of Nursing Home Residents:
Towards A Holistic Psychosocial Care
The rise in aging population has increased the demand for nursing home residential facilities. These institutions have become places of continuing care and treatment that is largely centered on biomedical model in which efficiency, consistency and standardized decision-making are of great value (Brownie & Nancarrow, 2013). However, there are studies showing that residents of nursing homes need alternative forms of care that would address other more important issues that old people are faced to. …show more content…
According to the report of IASWR (2005), the structural existence of social service provider is not routinely evaluated by the current federal and state regulatory bodies. These statistics would have served as a solid evidence of the need to reform psychosocial care in nursing homes.
In addition, while several researches have stressed the importance of psychosocial care in the welfare of nursing home residents, there is no single professional research from which the effectiveness of such approach to care is clearly and directly demonstrated (IASWR, 2005). As such, the conceptual and even the operational connections between proper psychosocial care and its corresponding outcome are absent. Just like the national statistical demographics, a concrete study regarding this matter could have provided all the needed proofs for establishing a better psychosocial approach to …show more content…
The information gathered should provide documentation on the extent of qualifications of the presently employed nursing home personnel. In addition, it is also important to identify the activities and functions being performed by the staff and to assess how each of this complies with the person-centered approach of psychosocial care. This entails combined efforts of national and state administrators and regulators of nursing home facilities in order to form and interdisciplinary approach to psychosocial care in nursing homes (IASWR, 2005). This involves formulating standardized means to monitor and measure quality of care in nursing