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The ideals of group living homes for people with dementia: do they practice what they preach?

  • Selma te Boekhorst (a1) (a2) (a3), Marja F.I.A. Depla (a2) (a3), Anne Margriet Pot (a1) (a4), Jacomine de Lange (a1) and Jan A. Eefsting (a2)...

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In the Netherlands, as well as in other countries, nursing home care has been traditionally modeled on hospital care. However, in the last decades of the twentieth century, realization grew that, unlike hospitals, nursing homes needed to serve as literal homes to people. As a consequence, the concept of group living homes for older people with dementia has taken root.

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