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Research summaries of recently published research complain if anything out of the ordinary is served.” Very few residents felt they were able to make suggestions or com- Few would vote for democracy plaints, generally because they felt grateful for what they received. in their residential care home Complaints were very rare and staff felt that residents would tell them about any problems. No-one men- tioned the existence of a complaints Social and democratic participation in residential settings for procedure — a common finding in older people: Realities and aspirations many private residential homes. By Stephen Abbott, Malcolm Fisk and Louise Forward The report adds: “Evidence in this Ageing and Society 20(3) p 327-340 study of residents ‘not wanting to To what extent are older people residents was enjoyable and benefi- rock the boat’, and staff accepting really interested in mixing with cial, and was a way of avoiding such docility at face value, confirms other residents in residential homes loneliness and depression. But a other research findings.” and do they want more say in how minority said they did not wish to On democratic participation, only the home should be run? socialise in this way. The report four residents clearly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1366-3666
DOI
10.1108/13663666200000029
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Abstract

summaries of recently published research complain if anything out of the ordinary is served.” Very few residents felt they were able to make suggestions or com- Few would vote for democracy plaints, generally because they felt grateful for what they received. in their residential care home Complaints were very rare and staff felt that residents would tell them about any problems. No-one men- tioned the existence of a complaints Social and democratic participation in residential settings for procedure — a common finding in older people: Realities and aspirations many private residential homes. By Stephen Abbott, Malcolm Fisk and Louise Forward The report adds: “Evidence in this Ageing and Society 20(3) p 327-340 study of residents ‘not wanting to To what extent are older people residents was enjoyable and benefi- rock the boat’, and staff accepting really interested in mixing with cial, and was a way of avoiding such docility at face value, confirms other residents in residential homes loneliness and depression. But a other research findings.” and do they want more say in how minority said they did not wish to On democratic participation, only the home should be run? socialise in this way. The report four residents clearly

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2000

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