Older women's response to residential relocation: description of transition styles.

  title={Older women's response to residential relocation: description of transition styles.},
  author={Eileen K. Rossen and Kathleen A Knafl},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={13 1},
Older women relocating to institutional facilities are at risk for negative outcomes such as poorer health, decreased self-esteem, increased sense of social isolation and loneliness, loss of social support, and depression. However, little is known about relocation to congregate living facilities (CLF), the relocation transition process, or factors that contribute to outcomes. The perspectives of 31 women on their relocation experiences to CLF were elicited using a naturalistic approach. The… CONTINUE READING
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