Research Article

Private rest homes in the care of the elderly.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: (Published 19 May 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1518
  1. K Andrews


    Sixteen private rest homes were visited to assess their facilities and the types of disability of the residents. Apart from one home, which was a hotel for the elderly, all the homes provided care for physically and mentally frail elderly people over the long term. Although care was good the trends in the use of the homes are worrying, and stricter regulations are required to ensure appropriate levels of care. Greater support is also required from district nursing services.