Older People in Residential Care Settings – Results of a National survey of staff-resident interactions and conflicts

This study examined interactions and conflicts between staff and residents in residential care settings, and identified both the prevalence and predictors of neglect and abuse of older people receiving care in these settings.

In the report Protecting Our Future it was recommended that, following its establishment, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People should identify ‘current practices in residential care that result in the abuse of older people’ (Working Group on Elder Abuse 2002: 22).  This report is part of the process of enacting that recommendation. With the support of the Health Service Executive, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) undertook a national survey of staff in residential care homes in Ireland.

The aims of the study were:

  1. To measure the extent to which staff working in residential settings experienced conflict with residents.
  2. To measure the extent to which staff working in residential settings were mistreated by residents in their care.
  3. To measure the extent to which staff working in residential settings observed the neglect and abuse of older people.
  4. To measure the extent to which staff working in residential settings engaged in the neglect and abuse of older people in their care.
  5. To identify factors associated with the neglect and abuse of older people in residential settings.

 

To view the executive summary please click Older People in Residential Care Settings Executive Summary

To view the full report please click Older People in Residential Care Settings Executive Summary

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