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Moving from aged care facilities to community-based accommodation: Outcomes and environmental factors

Winkler, Dianne, Farnworth, Louise, Sloan, Sue, Brown, Ted,

Academic Literature

2011

The objective of the current study is to explore the transition experiences of young people with acquired brain injury who have lived in aged care facilities and moved into community-based settings. Participants were interviewed. They identified a range of positive outcomes that resulted from the transition from aged care settings to community living environments including increased independence in everyday activities, improved well-being and a greater degree of social inclusion. Participants also identified environmental factors that they deemed as crucial to facilitating positive outcomes. People with very severe acquired brain injury (ABI) have the potential to increase their level of independence in community-based accommodation settings; a potential that is not fostered in most aged care environments. The findings inform the outcome variables and environmental factors that should be measured in studies of transition from aged care to the community.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Brain Injury

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment

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