A review of the quality of life for residents of care homes in Wales has found that many older people have an unacceptable quality of life and tend to become institutionalised quickly.
Care homes tend to be perceived as places of irreversible decline, where residents are unable, or not permitted, to engage independently in meaningful activities.
Care home life unacceptable, says older people’s watchdog. Wales: BBC Wales / BBC Health News, November 10th 2014.
This relates to:
A place to call home? A review into the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in Wales. Cardiff: Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, November 2014.
There is also an Executive Summary.
The review speaks of elderly residents becoming institutionalised quickly in care homes which are perceived as places of irreversible decline.
Elderly care home review responses ‘disappointing’. Wales: BBC Health News and BBC Wales Politics, August 11th 2015.