Supporting Older People In Care Homes At Night

Care homes provide a 24-hour service. Many research projects have focused on day-time care and provision in care homes, but little is known about night-time care practices and provision, especially the views and experiences of residents and the views and practices of night care staff. The aim of this action research study was to explore night-time care more closely. The first stage of the study was exploratory, using interviews and observations to identify the main concerns and issues. In stage two, the researchers worked with the night staff to implement and evaluate changes based on stage one. Recommendations are based on the findings from both parts of the study.