Practitioners’ views on enabling people with dementia to remain in their homes during and after crisis

Redley, Marcus ORCID:, Poland, Fiona ORCID:, Coleston-Shields, Donna Maria, Stanyon, Miriam, Yates, Jennifer, Streater, Amy and Orrell, Martin (2022) Practitioners’ views on enabling people with dementia to remain in their homes during and after crisis. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 41 (12). pp. 2549-2556. ISSN 0733-4648

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One way of supporting people living with dementia is assisting them to live in their homes (as opposed to being admitted to hospital or other facility) and providing them with a specialist service that responds to crises. This makes it important to understand how best to organize such crisis response services. This study examines practitioners’ actions to reduce inpatient admissions among this population. Through interviews with healthcare practitioners, we find that practitioners negotiate a complex intersection between (1) what constitutes a crisis in relation to the patient and/or the carer, (2) the demands of building a working relationship with both the patient and their family carers, and (3) ensuring effective communications with social services responsible for long-term community support. Findings suggest that policies aimed at reducing admissions should be based on a model of care that more closely maps practitioners’ relational and bio-medical work in these services.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This paper presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research; grant number: RP-PG-0612-20004.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 14:08
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 01:08
DOI: 10.1177/07334648221118557

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