The impact of ageing-in-place policies on structural change in residential aged care

Richardson, Bev and Bartlett, Helen (2009) The impact of ageing-in-place policies on structural change in residential aged care. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28 1: 28-31. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00325.x


Author Richardson, Bev
Bartlett, Helen
Title The impact of ageing-in-place policies on structural change in residential aged care
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00325.x
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 31
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: This paper reports findings from a study to
investigate the impact of ageing-in-place policies on resident
dependency levels and to explore the relationship between
structural variables and outcome ratings.
Methods:
The study involved a time series data collection of
high- and low-care places and accreditation ratings from both
the first and the second accreditation cycles in Queensland
(N = 482 and 499). Paired-samples t-tests were also conducted
on a sample of homes providing both high- and low-level care
to assess changing dependency levels over the two time periods.
Results:
A statistically significant increase (0.005) was found
in the proportion of residents classified as high care living in
low-care homes between the first and the second accreditation
cycles.
Conclusions:
The findings suggest that the ageing-in-place
regulatory intervention achieved the intended policy goal and
homes have effectively implemented staffing and quality
control strategies to accommodate the changes.
Keyword Accreditation standards
Ageing-in-place
Policy
Residential aged care
Resident outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australasian Centre on Ageing Publications
 
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