From almshouse to dedicated unit: care of institutionalized elderly with behavioral problems
NLM Title Abbreviation
Arch Psychiatr Nurs
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
DOI of Published Version
This article provides an historical overview of the care of older persons with behavioral problems, from the almshouses of the early 20th century to the dedicated care units of today. The role of the psychiatric nurse in relation to the need for more mental health programming and changes in reimbursement mechanisms for the institutionalized elderly is examined.
Aged, Homes for the Aged/organization & administration/standards/trends, Humans, Mental Disorders/nursing, Nursing Homes/organization & administration/standards/trends, Psychiatric Nursing, United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 4:1 (1990) pp.3-11.