Title

Alzheimer's special care units

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

3-1-1994

NLM Title Abbreviation

Nurs Clin North Am

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Nursing Clinics of North America

PubMed ID

8121819

Abstract

An overview of Alzheimer's special care units is provided, including the several models that have been used to guide their development. Philosophy and programming, physical and social environments, staff selection and training, admission and discharge criteria, family programming, and quality and cost features are described. Evaluation and research of special units and interventions for residents with Alzheimer's, their family members and staff caregivers are discussed.

Keywords

Alzheimer's Disease, Health Facility Environment, Health Facilities, Patient Admission, Patient Discharge, Personnel Staffing and Scheduling, Quality Assurance, Costs and Cost Analysis, Research, Public Policy

Published Article/Book Citation

Nursing Clinics of North America, 29:1 (1994) pp.173-194.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/338