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Relocation can have negative physical and psychological effects on people People who have to leave their homes and families and move into a nursing home experience lots of grief and loss Harker 1997 In this essay I will discuss how moving from one place to another for different periods of time might affect a persons well being Using relevant materials I will focus on the reasons why elderly people are relocated into nursing homes I will look at the feelings and emotions which the elderly experience and suggest ways in which they can be supported during these changes A few people decide to go into care themselves as seen in the case study of Mr and Mrs Smith unit 7 p99 A couple in their 80s who decided to go into residential care because of Mr Smith needing some care himself thus putting strain on Mrs Smith Some people may see that a member of their family needs a break and opt to go into respite care for a short period of time or possibly a day care centre where a break on a daily basis is required But more often than not people go into nursing homes involuntary due to illness or may be they are unable to cope on their own There are a number of reasons why a move is necessary Firstly the elderly person is cared for by a member of their family and they are finding the caring role to be a burden Secondly a person may need to be hospitalised due to illness or possibly a fall then due to lack of personal care in hospital the ability to cope independently is retained Norman suggests that the longer the period in hospital the more likely it is that the social space at home will have closed upReader p78 This could also be the case for a person in rented accommodation and being hospitalised for a long period of
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