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J Gerontol Nurs. 2006 Sep;32(9):34-42.

Transition of new residents to long-term care: basing practice on residents' perspective.

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School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.


Admission to a long-term care facility is a time of disorganization and adaptation. New residents experience transition breakdown beginning with a sense of homelessness as they learn the rules of institutional living. With the passage of time, residents may be able to create a place of their own. Story sharing is an important way to help new residents integrate into the unfamiliar long-term care facility.

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