Older Care Home Residents' Views of Intergenerational Practice

Cook, Glenda and Bailey, Cathy (2013) Older Care Home Residents' Views of Intergenerational Practice. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 11 (4). pp. 410-424. ISSN 1535-0770

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15350770.2013.837802

Abstract

Internationally, there is growing interest in strengthening intergenerational connectivity through intergenerational practices. Intergenerational practice has mainly focused on independent older people. This small UK qualitative study explored 16 care home residents' views of connections they have and would like with younger generations. Findings revealed that organized intergenerational practice needs to be guided, time-limited, and purposeful, drawing on a mutual exchange of experiences, knowledge, and lifelong skills, and opening opportunities for acquiring new skills. Intergenerational practice in care homes needs to consider the type of intergenerational interaction residents want and support needed for participation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intergenerational connectivity, intergenerational practice, social inclusion, care home residents' views, qualitative study
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 08:39
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 13:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16900

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