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Nursing home dementia care units:: providing a continuum of care rather than aging in place

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Author: Kovach, C. R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


To maintain the therapeutic milieu on Special Care Units for people with dementia, admission and discharge criteria are often developed. Experience at one facility over 24 months revealed frequent intra-institutional transfers of residents from the DSCU. The effects of frequent intra-institutional moves in a nursing home on the residents, caregivers, and family members must be questioned. There is a need to determine better predictors of who will benefit from the activity-based DSCUs so that residents who are most likely to benefit will be placed on the unit, and lengths of stay on the units will increase.

Further Details

Pages: 30-6
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 15.5.03
Keywords: older, cognitive
Reads: 233