Nursing experience: a new elderly resident in a nursing home

Li Min Kuo, Tzu Ting Huang

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Demographic changes in the population mean that relocation from community settings to long-term care institutions will steadily increase among elderly adults. As part of a normal aging process, these adults will experience change in their adaptation abilities, especially among those who experience physical or psychological function impairment. In this case report, the author describes an elderly woman with osteoarthritis who had to severely restrict her daily activities. Her move into a nursing home caused problems in terms of self-esteem and adjusting to a new environment. After providing appropriate nursing management and support, the patient's functional ability and physical challenges improved to the point that she was able to return to her family home.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalHu li za zhi The journal of nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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