Alzheimer's special care units
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.
Meridean Maas, Elizabeth A. Swanson, Janet K. Specht, and Kathleen C. Buckwalter. "Alzheimer's special care units" Nursing Clinics of North America 29.1 (1994): 173-194.
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