"They Are the Reason I Come to Work": The Meaning of Resident-Staff Relationships in Assisted Living.

@article{Ball2009TheyAT,
  title={"They Are the Reason I Come to Work": The Meaning of Resident-Staff Relationships in Assisted Living.},
  author={Mary M. Ball and Michael Lepore and Molly M. Perkins and Carole L. Hollingsworth and Mark Sweatman},
  journal={Journal of aging studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          37-47
        }
}
  • Mary M. Ball, Michael Lepore, +2 authors Mark Sweatman
  • Published in Journal of aging studies 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • This article aims to provide understanding of how direct care workers (DCWs) in assisted living facilities (ALFs) interpret their relationships with residents and to identify factors that influence the development, maintenance, quality, and meaning of these relationships. Qualitative methods were used to study two ALFs (35 and 75 beds) sequentially over seven months. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 5 administrative staff and 38 DCWs and conducted 243 hours of participant… CONTINUE READING

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