Correlates of resident psychosocial status in long-term care

Joseph E. Gaugler, Corinne R. Leach, Keith A. Anderson

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Objectives. This pilot study randomly selected five nursing homes, five assisted living facilities, and 16 family care homes from a South-Central state in the US to identify correlates of resident psychosocial status. Methods. In-person and telephone interviews were conducted with administrators and resident-family-staff triads (n = 79) to gather information on setting, resident functional status, family involvement, sociodemographic context, and resident psychosocial status. Results. Results indicated that type of facility, resident health conditions, resident race, and facility family orientation were significantly correlated with dimensions of resident psychosocial status. Conclusions. The findings suggest that multiple informants are necessary to determine the processes that lead to residents' quality of life, and the consideration of diverse settings offers greater insight into how positive resident adaptation is achieved in long-term care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-780
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004


  • Adult foster care
  • Assisted living
  • Family care homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Quality of life


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