Quality of Life among the elderly in nursing homes
Kariuki, Judith Wangari (2019)
Kariuki, Judith Wangari
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Globally, there is an increase in the population of the elderly, aged 65 years and above. . Most families are opting to take their elderly people to nursing homes where they will get adequate and specialized care.The purpose of the thesis is to discuss Quality of life among the elderly in nursing homes.The methodology used in the research is literature review.The researcher has used the WHOQOL/100 instrument as a theoretical framework The results were obtained from 10 scientific articles obtained from EBSCO, Science Direct and Google Scholar databases. The results of the study showthat spiritual well-being involveshaving meaning and pur-pose in life. Psychologically, it is important the elderly feel that theyhave choices, freedom, feel useful and valued, respect for possessions and individualized care. In the physical well-being, the elderly require meaningful activities and a supportive physical environment that is clean and safe. In their social well-being Nurse-client interaction and interpersonal rela-tionships with family and fellow clients is important. The characteristics of nursing homes that were most valued are nursing homes with adequate and effective staff and the availa-bility of personal rooms.In conclusion, important to provide individualized care and this is possible by looking at an elderly person as an individual with their own preferences. By looking at the different dimensions of health, that is, the physical, spiritual, psychosocial and social dimensions of health. By understanding theneeds in the different dimensions, nurses can plan holistic care.The recommendationis continuous training of elderly care nurses on the importance of meeting individual client needs. It is also important that nursing homes support the welfare of nurses so that they are more effective in providing care.