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The Causes of Elderly Residence in Nursing Home from the Viewpoint of Elderly

Vahab karamivand


Background: As the population grows, the demand for long - term care services is expected. Since the most important place affecting the elderly, entering into the nursing home, recognizing causes and motivations for staying in the nursing home is important for the establishment of plans to delay or prevent entry elderly to the nursing home. Methods: In this study, the phenomenology method has been used. Samples were selected among elderly residents of the Kermanshah state government nursing homes. Sampling in this study was purposive method and finally 10 samples were selected. All samples were male and were ranged from 68 to 88 years. The researcher used the interview to collect data. A colaizzi’s method was used to analyze the data. Results: In general, the two main concepts derived from the data: 1 Optional Entry and 2 Mandatory Entry. Sub-concepts of optional entry include: entry with prior approval, entry for financial and family problems, and compulsory entry; entry by deception, unconscious mood, entry by police and social workers, each of which has sub-concepts. Conclusions: Some elderly people were voluntary resettled because of poverty, lack of shelter and family problems, although some of them were healthy and active, and some were compulsory by family caregivers, police and social workers. By identifying the causes of seniors' residency, recognizing their root needs and problems will be facilitated. And it can also help caregivers in proper planning.

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