Intergenerational Programme at Nightingale House
The full research report details the findings of a study to determine the extent to which the regular intergenerational programme has an impact on the well-being of elderly residents at Nightingale House. This summary provides an overview of the study and key findings.
Impact is defined here as observable changes to resident behaviour, and can include (but is not limited to) improvements to physical mobility, verbal and nonverbal communication, cognitive function, and expressed feelings of self-worth. While the research framework accounted for positive and negative changes for residents, almost entirely positive changes were observed.
Objectives of the study are to:
1) Capture the breadth of the intergenerational programme taking place on-site;
2) Identify any repeated observed benefits of the programme on the residents of the care home; and
3) Make recommendations about its potential future direction.