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Health status and assessed need for a cohort of older people admitted to nursing and residential homes
Age and Ageing
Objective: to investigate dependency and health status of a cohort of older people admitted for long term nursing or residential care and to compare these findings with assessments conducted by social services departments prior to placement. Design: retrospective cohort study. Setting: residential, nursing and dual registered homes within Nottingham Health Authority boundaries. Subjects: 205 residents placed over 3 months. Main outcome measures: levels of disability, cognitive impairment anddoi:10.1093/ageing/32.3.303 pmid:12720617 fatcat:tqmnskjjvfbdzfuumf5bonlmyq