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Influence of Individual and Contextual Characteristics on the Provision of Individualized Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

Journal Article
October 1, 2013

This article presents the results of a study conducted to determine the extent to which long-term care facilities can deliver individualized care. Staff – including direct care workers – from more than 500 facilities were evaluated in the study.

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Key Takeaways

Informal power and resources predicted individualized care.
Contextual and individual factors influence individualized care less than staff perception of empowerment.
Interventions should incorporate structural empowerment for staff.
 
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