Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the expected family involvement of family members of elderly residents in nursing homes. Methods: This study utilized a descriptive design with a survey research method. Data were collected using the Expect Family Involvement Questionnaire Scale, which was completed by 112 family caregivers of older adults in nursing homes in Seoul and Gyeong-gi Province. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: Responses to the questionnaire indicated the highest value was recorded for the item, ‘use of a room for family privacy’ with 2.41±0.43 points, followed by the item, ‘staff calling family for advice with resident problems’ with 2.38±0.38 points and ‘education about nursing home programs’ with 2.32±0.42 points. Conclusion: In order to promote family involvement in long-term care facilities, various approaches, interventions, and government supports with the respective of the family are required. The nursing home placement process should include understanding discuss on the importance of the role of family, and should help promote positive relationships between the elderly residents and their families. Staffs and administrators of nursing home are to consider the family as a partner rather than visitor.
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