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Research Trends Related to the Spatial Composition of Nursing Homes (노인요양시설의 공간구성 관련 연구동향)

  • Oh, Chan-Ohk
    • Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.33-44
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    • 2017
  • This study was intended to grasp the research trends related to the spatial composition of nursing homes. The 43 research papers were collected and analyzed. They were analyzed to focus on the research methodology and research contents related to the spatial composition of nursing home. The researches on spatial composition of nursing home were categorized into 5 types ; 1) the researches on the overall spatial composition of nursing homes, 2) the ones on space planning of each room in nursing homes, 3) the ones on the space size of nursing home, 4) the ones on the spatial composition of nursing homes in foreign countries, 5) the ones on the usage conversion of small-sized hospital and closed school into nursing home. The size and layout of a bedroom and common space were the main issue. These studies have been consistently carried out since late 1990 and many researches used the method of the analysis of floor plan and the field study. However, the number of the subject nursing homes and the categorized space areas were different depending on studies. Therefore, it was difficult to synthesize these various results. In order to compare and synthesizing the various results of these many studies, the same criteria for dividing the spaces of nursing home needs to be applied. However, many results from these researches related to the space composition of nursing home would be the useful data for planning the nursing home.

Structural Factors Influencing the Quality Management Activities in Nursing Homes (노인요양시설의 질 관리 활동에 영향을 주는 구조적 요인 분석)

  • Lee, Tae-Wha;Chung, Jane
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.162-171
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: Nursing home quality indicators have been focused widely on result outcomes, not for the environment in that quality of service are delivered, This study aimed to examine structural factors influencing quality management activities in nursing homes. Method: Sample was 170 nursing homes responded to the survey questionnaire which was distributed to the 543 nursing homes nation-wide, Data were collected on structural characteristics, types of services, and quality management activities, Data were analyzed with the descriptive statistics, Pearson correlations, and multiple regression. Result: Most of the nursing homes were operated as free of charge by the social welfare ownership. Average number of residents was 52.1 with severe and mild dementia and bedridden status, In terms of quality management activities, 34% of the sample had CQI committee that focused their activities on services delivery process, performance appraisal, record keeping regularly. 30.6% of quality management activities were accounted for by the number of residents with dementia, the ratio of RN to residents, rehabilitation services, and social wefare services in nursing homes. Conclusion: We recommend that more comprehensive quality management activities should be developed as process quality indicators in conjunction with the outcome indicators.

Influencing Factors on Customer Loyalty in Nursing Homes (노인의료요양시설의 고객충성도에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Yom, Young-Hee;Lee, Mi-Aie
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
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    • v.15 no.3
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    • pp.455-462
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influencing factors of customer loyalty among guardians of residents in nursing homes. Methods: The sample of this study consisted of 229 guardians of residents in nursing homes. Data were collected with self-administrated questionnaires and analyzed hierarchical multiple regression. Results: All variables were positively correlated with customer loyalty except the length of stay. It was found that residents' length of stay, customer satisfaction and service value had significant influence on customer loyalty. The explained variance for customer loyalty was 71.3%. The service value had the greatest influence on customer loyalty. Conclusions: These findings provide strong empirical evidence for customer satisfaction and service value in explaining customer loyalty of guardian of residents in nursing homes.

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Nutritional Management by Dietitian at Elderly Nursing Homes in Gyeonggi-do (경기도 일부 노인요양시설의 영양사 유무에 따른 영양관리 현황)

  • Yoon, Mi-Ock;Moon, Hyun-Kyung;Jeon, Ju-Young;Sohn, Cheong-Min
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.400-415
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of the study was to examine the current status of nutritional management at elderly nursing homes. A survey was performed of 83 nursing homes from January 5, 2011 to January 21, 2011 via mail. A total of 34 nursing homes responded to the survey and 149 elderly subjects were analyzed according to the presence of a dietitian. Among the 34 nursing homes, 70.6% had a dietitian on duty. All of the facilities with a dietitian had the dietitian making the meal plan, whereas 70% of the facilities without dietitian served meals planned by a non-professional person. Overall, however, a low proportion of nursing homes implemented dietetic treatments for residents with diseases. For the nutritional assessment of these residents, a mini nutritional assessment (MNA) was performed. MNA scores were significantly associated with body mass index (BMI), mid-arm circumference (MAC), calf circumference (CC), ingestion problems, and weight loss during the last 3 months (P<0.001). Among the elderly studied, 5.4% were malnourished, and 36.9% were at risk for malnutrition by MNA score. The results of this survey show that the current management of nutrition at nursing homes is insufficient because the elderly who needed dietetic treatment did not receive proper care. Dietetic management is the most important service in all nursing homes. Therefore, to improve the nutritional status of elderly residents in nursing homes, systematic nutrition management by nutrition experts should be implemented.

A Study on the Architectural Planning of the Residential Units in Elderly Care Facilities (노인전문요양시설의 거주단위 계획에 관한 연구)

  • Kwon, Soon-Jung;Cha, Hyun-Seok
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Interior Design Conference
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    • pp.66-70
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    • 2004
  • With its rapid modernization and the unparalleled rate at which its society is aging, South Korea faces the need for a dramatic increase in its supply of nursing homes. Among the spacial components of nursing homes, residential units are considered as an essential part because the older person in nursing homes usually spend most of their time in residential units and the nursing homes are mainly composed of various residential units. It is necessary, therefore, to prepare a guideline for the plan of residential units in order to design the healthy and efficient nursing homes. This paper has first identified the concept of residential unit and analyzed 55 cases in the 51 nursing homes from 4 countries. On the basis of this analysis, architectural prototypes of residential units have been proposed and the architectural characteristics of them have been compared analytically.

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Elderly Koreans' Perception of Nursing Homes (노인요양시설에 대한 한국노인의 인식)

  • Kim, Se Young
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.242-253
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: This research aims to understand the perceptions of nursing homes from the perspective of the elderly, explores the themes of such perception and provides supporting evidence for developing nursing intervention that focuses on the subjects of care within nursing homes. Methods: This research is based on qualitative research in a phenomenological methodology. The research participants included elders aged 67~83 living at home in Jeonnam, Jeonbuk Provinces and G City. Data collection methodologies included in-depth interviews and observation of participants. The data were analyzed in the phenomenological methodology by Colaizzi. Results: As a result of the research, it was found that all significant statements about the Korean elders' perception of nursing homes fell within 3 categories with 9 major themes and 23 minor themes. The three observed categories for the Korean elders' perception on nursing homes were: 'places they do not like to be in', 'places they have to be in' and 'places that makes them feel fortunate as they have a place to go'. Conclusion: This research provides foundational tools that will provide a steer for changes in nursing environment, physiological support, programs and education so that the needs of the elderly can be met more sufficiently.

Development of Nursing Home Quality Management Index & Application in the Field (노인간호요양시설의 QMI 개발과 현장 실태분석)

  • Cho, Hye-Sook
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.117-135
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: Expecting a new system of nursing security for elderly in operation in 2007, a substantial expansion of nursing facilities for elderly and quality management of those facilities are imperative now. Therefore. specific quality management measures or schemes which could be used for the operation of small-scale nursing homes are in urgent need. The purpose of this study was to develop a Quality Management Index(QMI) to guide Nursing Home management. Method: This study developed a QMI for small-scale nursing homes, which focused on quality management in structural dimensions such as environment, staffs, local community network, atmosphere, and quality management in process dimensions such as nursing, communication, resident satisfaction. The QMI developed in this study is based on extensive review of literature and the actual experiences of nursing home operation. It consists of 7 dimensions, 39 components and 148 indexes, which have been verified by three times validity tests of experts group. Then the QMI was used to evaluate the quality management levels of nursing homes in Korea. Result: In sum, after analyzing all nursing homes in Korea operated by nurses, this study found that there were significant differences of quality management level among facilities in several dimensions such as environment, staffs, local community connections, communication. In dimensions such as nursing, atmosphere, resident satisfaction, however, little differences of quality management level among facilities were reported. It is considered that this result has to do with several factors like the size of facilities, operation expenses, operation forms, the disposition of professional human resources, and philosophy and management policy of the owners. As far as generalization is concerned, however, it needs to be noted here that the sample size for this study is not statistically big enough to generalize the results. Conclusion: Having Developed a QMI for small-scale nursing home with 7 dimensions, 39 components and 148 indexes, this study is expected to be used in developing more elaborated quality evaluation tools for nursing homes, and also function as a practical guide of quality management for those who are opening and managing nursing homes. I hope this quality index could lead to further development of a standardized quality management index, and eventually contribute to quality improvement of nursing homes.

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Factors Influencing Loneliness in Elderly Living in Nursing Homes (요양시설 노인의 외로움에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Kim, In-Sook;Kim, Mi-Sook;Kang, Hee-Young
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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    • v.17 no.3
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    • pp.391-399
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: This study was done to examine factors influencing loneliness in the elderly living in nursing homes. Method: The participants for this study were 150 adults, age 60 or over who had lived for one year or longer in two nursing homes in Gwangju. The questionnaires consisted of measurements of activities of daily living (ADL), social support and loneliness. Frequencies, percentages and means were used with Pearson correlation coefficients, t-test, ANOVA, and Scheffe test to analyze the data. The analysis was done with SPSS 12.0 Stepwise multiple regression was used to identify significant factors influencing loneliness in the elderly living in nursing homes. Results: Significant correlations were found between level of ADL and loneliness (r=-0.379, p<.001), support from friends and loneliness (r=-0.472, p<.001), and support from significant others and loneliness (r=-0.449, p<.001). Loneliness was significantly influenced by support from friends, ADL, and support from significant others. This regression model explained 29% of the variances in loneliness. Conclusion: The findings in this study suggest that improvement in support from friends and ADL can lead to a reduction in loneliness in the elderly living in nursing homes.

A Case Study Regarding Physical Environments of Nursing Homes for Frail Korean American Elders - Focused on Korean American Elderly Residents' Views - (재미한인 노인들을 위한 너싱홈의 물리적 주거환경에 관한 사례연구 - 재미한인 노인 거주자 관점을 중심으로 -)

  • Lee, Eun-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean housing association
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    • v.22 no.5
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    • pp.13-20
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to describe the overall physical environment's features of nursing homes for Korean American elders in the United States. This investigation was conducted in Korean American nursing homes on the East Coast and in the Midwest with multiple qualitative data collection methods, such as interviews, observations, document review, and field notes. The findings of this study are as follows: 1) Although almost all respondents were unable to speak and understand English at all, most written materials in nursing homes were in only English; 2) The nursing homes were placed near or within the Korean communities; thus, it contributed to close ties with religious Korean American groups and other groups in the ethnic communities; 3) Whether the facility's physical features looked like those of a hospital or a home, many residents did not consider a nursing homes as a real home; 4) A fenced garden in the nursing home in the Midwest was the residents' favorite public space; 5) Due to being forced to room with residents who had dementia and were bedridden, they were more likely to have conflicts with their roommates and feel uncomfortable living in their room; and 6) The facilities seemed to be designed without consideration to protect residents' privacy.

Factors Relating to the Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents in Korea: Using the Delphi Method

  • Shin, Juh Hyun;Kim, Eun Mee;Lee, Ji Yeon
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.49 no.6
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    • pp.783-794
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: This study identified factors related to the quality of care in nursing homes, and elicited consensus opinions from experts on nursing homes. Methods: A Delphi questionnaire was developed based on a review of the literature using the keywords "nursing homes," "workforce," and "quality of care." A total of two Delphi surveys were conducted with 14 experts. The important and urgent factors related to the quality of care for nursing home residents emerged. Results: A consensus was achieved on the important and urgent factors relating to the quality of care. The related factors were grouped into four sections: Organizational Characteristics, Staffing Characteristics, the Long-Term Care Market and Legal and Policy Issues, and Nursing Processes. In total, 23 items were important factors and 26 items were urgent factors relating to the quality of care. In addition, the unanimous advocacy by the experts for increased hours per resident day for registered nurses (RNs, 41 minutes 59 seconds) was much higher than the current hours per resident day of RNs in Korea. Conclusion: To provide optimal care for residents in nursing homes in Korea, the mandatory and essential placement of RNs with professional knowledge and skills is paramount.