Rehabilitation in residential aged care facilities: barriers and facilitators in a dementia context

Mitchell, Leander K. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2013) Rehabilitation in residential aged care facilities: barriers and facilitators in a dementia context. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 19 1: 57-63. doi:10.1017/jrc.2013.5

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Author Mitchell, Leander K.
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Rehabilitation in residential aged care facilities: barriers and facilitators in a dementia context
Journal name Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1323-8922
1838-6059
Publication date 2013-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/jrc.2013.5
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 63
Total pages 7
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract This review of the literature sought to highlight key barriers to the implementation of rehabilitation-based interventions in an aged care facility context. It then identifies how such barriers might be actively countered with a view to facilitating rehabilitation-based strategies within such contexts. Key barriers identified included staffing issues, heterogeneity of residents, and the potential complexity behind establishing appropriate forms of rehabilitation for the residents. The most successful facilitators identified included training, the provision of appropriate support, and an open communication process. Having an awareness and an appreciation of potential barriers to the use of rehabilitation interventions in aged care facilities provides the opportunity to actively plan around them, thereby increasing and improving their use.
Keyword Dementia
Rehabilitation
Aged care facility
Aging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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