Bedtime rituals of nursing home residents: a study
Jane Warner Practice Nurse, The Gainsborough Practice, Bracknell, Berkshire
This article explores the bedtime rituals espoused by a sample of elderly residents in a nursing home and the extent to which care assistants meet individual needs. Residents’ perceptions of choice, status and dependency are identified as important factors. The author suggests that care assistants could be given more information and responsibility for residents’ bedtime care. The accompanying commentary highlights the importance of choice and individual care.
Nursing Standard. 11, 20, 34-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.02.11.20.34.c2439