Reviews in Clinical Gerontology



Psychological and social gerontology

Maintaining independence in the cognitively intact elderly care home population: a systematic review of intervention trials


Catherine J Evans a1c1, Claire Goodman a1 and Sally Redfern a1
a1 King's College London (KCL/UCL), London, UK

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Over the last two decades, the care home sector has been a significant provider of long-term care for older people, with 11 500 homes providing care for 236 700 people across England and Wales. New admissions to residential care homes are increasingly older, aged 80 and over and have high levels of physical dependency, cognitive impairment and behavioural problems.


Correspondence:
c1 Address for correspondence: C Evans, Research Fellow, Primary Care Nursing Research Unit, King's College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London. SE1 8WA, UK