This paper is based on the deliberations and report of an interdisciplinary committee.
Evaluation of care for the aged: a multipurpose guide*
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 203–210, May 1982
How to Cite
Bergman, R. and Golander, H. (1982), Evaluation of care for the aged: a multipurpose guide. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 7: 203–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1982.tb00232.x
- Issue online: 22 DEC 2006
- Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 14 December 1981
There is a growing recognition of the need to evaluate quality of care. As the aged are a particularly vulnerable group, often dependent on care-givers for their remaining years, it is important to control related services. An interdisciplinary workgroup prepared a tool which lists cues to be considered in determining the quality of care for the aged in ambulatory services, home care programmes, short-and long-term institutions. The cues fall into six domains: physical environment, psychosocial environment, basic personal care, health care, family involvement and manpower. The tool can be used by clients and families for selecting placement for care; by caregivers in choosing or remaining in a place of work; by those administratively responsible for care, such as supervisors, or licensing bodies for controlling performance and policy; and by other involved persons, such as educators, researchers, volunteers or funding agencies for their specific purposes.