Factors related to care home admission in the year following hospitalisation in frail older adults

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dc.contributor.author Heppenstall, Claire en
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, TJ en
dc.contributor.author Hanger, HC en
dc.contributor.author Keeling, S en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-13T19:23:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Age Ageing 40(4):513-516 Jul 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-0729 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17911 en
dc.description.abstract SIR—Most older people would choose to remain at home, and this is reflected in government strategies [1]. Institutional care in older people is associated with poorer quality of life [2, 3] and increased rates of depression, [4, 5]. In one recent New Zealand study [6], 71% of older people who moved into care regretted this decision. There have been a limited number of studies examining the prediction of care home admission for older people discharged from hospital, with most following acute medical or geriatric admissions [7–10]. All studies have identified function as a key factor. Other factors include cognition [7, 9, 10], living arrangements [7, 10] and financial circumstances [9]. The ability to recognise those at risk of adverse outcomes after discharge from hospital offers geriatricians the opportunity to recognise those at risk and arrange additional follow-up or support to maintain older people in their own homes. In our previous study [11] we retrospectively examined predictors of care home admission, in the year following a specialist geriatric admission. Function on discharge was shown to be the strongest predictor of a change in domicile. Our study was limited by retrospective design with cognition and co-morbidities not recorded. The current prospective study aims to describe precipitants of residential care admission in the year following a successful home discharge from inpatient geriatric care. en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Age and Ageing en
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dc.title Factors related to care home admission in the year following hospitalisation in frail older adults en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ageing/afr045 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 513 en
pubs.volume 40 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Oxford University Press (OUP) en
dc.identifier.pmid 21622672 en
pubs.end-page 516 en
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pubs.subtype Letter en
pubs.elements-id 296350 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-16 en
pubs.dimensions-id 21622672 en

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