The need for counseling services amongst older persons in nursing homes

Zainab Ismail, W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, Siti Rugayah Hj Tibek, Ideris Endut, Fariza Md. Sham

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This study is related to social services offered to elderly residents in nine Rumah Seri Kenangan in Malaysia. Rumah Seri Kenangan offers a range of activities for the purpose of maintaining the well-being of these residents. This study seeks to analyze the need for counseling service among the elderly residents. Using a convenience sampling technique, a total of 203 elderly persons in nine Rumah Seri Kenangan were selected. The study employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect data. Data for the quantitative analysis are derived from face-to-face interviews. Data of this study demonstrates that the average age of respondent is 70 years old. Most of them are male and completed their education at primary school level. In term of the need for counseling, the study reveals that most of the respondents have their own problems that highlight the need of counseling. The study concludes the counseling is very important for the maintaining of the well-being of the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1573-1576
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Counseling
  • Elderly
  • Neglected
  • Older persons
  • Senior citizens

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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The need for counseling services amongst older persons in nursing homes. / Ismail, Zainab; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Tibek, Siti Rugayah Hj; Endut, Ideris; Md. Sham, Fariza.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2012, p. 1573-1576.

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Ismail, Zainab ; Wan-Ibrahim, W. A. ; Tibek, Siti Rugayah Hj ; Endut, Ideris ; Md. Sham, Fariza. / The need for counseling services amongst older persons in nursing homes. In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 8. pp. 1573-1576.
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