Antecedents of Elderly Home Residency in Cognitive Healthy Elders: A Qualitative Study

Abdolhosein Emami Sigaroudi, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Hamid Peyrovi


Admission to elderly homes brings with itself fear of losing home and many other mental consequences to both the elder and family members. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of elders about factors influencing living in the elderly home. Using a qualitative design, 14 elder people living in elderly homes were chosen through purposive sampling based on defined criteria. Semi-structured interviews were held with the participants and field noting was taken during the interviews. Collected data was analyzed using thematic analysis, which resulted in the development of three main themes: “basic Predictors”, “self-care crisis”, and “role crisis”, which were consisted of a couple of subthemes. We conclude that nurses to better care in community and elderly homes, need to know that living in elderly homes has universal predictors; Of course their weight and position are different on different contexts.

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Global Journal of Health Science   ISSN 1916-9736(Print)   ISSN 1916-9744(Online)

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