Priority 20 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What strategies are most effective for improving the environment of continuing care to make it feel more home-like for residents? (JLA PSP Priority 20)
Overall ranking 20
JLA question ID 0083/20
Explanatory note

Many of our continuing care environments have the look and feel of hospitals and yet are homes for older people towards the end of their lives.  People want more research to look at ways of improving nursing homes so that they are more like home for their elderly residents


 None identified

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples There was a time not too many years ago to make Continuing Care facilities more home like.  But the push now seems to make them as institutional as possible.  Moving into Continuing care is traumatic at best and I have heard many times from our seniors that the place they live is worse than jail. ~ Some of the supportive living and long term care facilities in Calgary and area are old, with small rooms meaning people are living and sleeping in close proximity to each other enabling the spread of disease. ~ Would the facility be homelike with outside walking places?
Submitted by  Health/Social care provider 2, Caregiver 1, Older Adult  1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 August 2018