Quality of residential care for older people: does education for healthcare assistants make a difference?

@article{Smith2005QualityOR,
  title={Quality of residential care for older people: does education for healthcare assistants make a difference?},
  author={Barbara A. Smith and Ngaire Kerse and Matthew Parsons},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 1214},
  pages={U1437}
}
AIM To determine the impact of a healthcare assistant education programme on the quality of care for older people living in a residential home in Auckland, New Zealand. METHOD A pre- and post-intervention evaluation study was undertaken within a residential home for older people. Quality of care was established by two periods of non-participant time-sampling observation of residents, separated by a programme of 10 interactive teaching sessions for healthcare assistants. Informed consent was… CONTINUE READING