Enriching Now with Then: Connecting Nursing Home Residents and Nursing Home Staff Through Oral History

January 26, 2010


  • Michael Payne
This research presents and discusses findings on how increased staff knowledge of an Ohio nursing homes residents' past improved communication and relations between resident and staff and, also, boosted job performance and/or satisfaction. The findings are based upon interviews with 13 residents and 28 nurses and nurse aides.

This study was funded in part by the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project through the support of the Ohio Board of Regents. We are grateful to AARP Ohio for their contribution toward report production.

Full Report (PDF 9MB)

Research Brief (PDF 527.8KB)


  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Long-Term Care Facilities