Making the transition to nursing home life: A framework to help older adults adapt to the long-term care environment

Gloria L. Brandburg

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This integrated literature review presents the state of nursing science regarding older adults' perspectives on postadmission transition and adaptation to the nursing home. Transition, adaptation, and nursing home were key terms used to search electronic databases. A total of 27 articles were reviewed; 13 articles met the inclusion criteria. Themes and findings were identified for each of the studies and placed into two categories: theoretical framework development and application of existing theoretical frameworks. A comprehensive transition process model is offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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