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SKINCARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG OLDER RESIDENTS LIVING IN JAPANESE NURSING HOMES

M. Nagae, T. Mitsutake, M. Sakamoto

Jour Nursing Home Res 2021;7:9-12

This study aimed to clarify the practices of skincare such as bathing, face-washing, and using of skincare products, among older adults living in nursing homes in Japan. From July to August 2017, questionnaire surveys were mailed to 343 long-term care facilities in one prefecture in Japan, and 105 facilities returned the survey. Management policies on the use of facial skincare products was significantly associated with the number of resident/caregiver ratio. Meanwhile, residents in nursing homes with higher numbers of caregivers washed their faces and bathed at lower rates. There were no correlations between the number of resident/caregiver ratio, face-washing, and bathing times. When older residents could not independently perform their skin cleansing and care, that care is likely to happen less often. Sufficient manpower for the support of older residents’ skincare will improve the quality of life in long-term nursing facilities.

CITATION:
M. Nagae ; T. Mitsutake ; M. Sakamoto (2021): Skincare and quality of life among older residents living in Japanese nursing homes. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Science (JNHRS). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2021.2

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