Alcohol in long-term care homes: a qualitative investigation with residents, relatives, care workers and managers

Jakob Emiliussen*, Søren Engelsen, Regina Christiansen, Anette Søgaard Nielsen, Søren Harnow Klausen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Western societies are aging rapidly, and habitual use of alcohol is changing
among older adults. Hence, care facilities are facing novel challenges regarding alcohol use. This pioneering qualitative study seeks to investigate the role of alcohol in care homes, as seen from the perspectives of residents, care workers, relatives, and institution management simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)414-433
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohol
  • alcohol use
  • care
  • care facilities
  • older adults

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