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Alzheimer's special care units
Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • Elizabeth A. Swanson, University of Iowa
  • Janet K. Specht, University of Iowa
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Nurs Clin North Am
PubMed ID
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.
  • 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.
Citation Information
Meridean Maas, Elizabeth A. Swanson, Janet K. Specht and Kathleen C. Buckwalter. "Alzheimer's special care units" Nursing Clinics of North America Vol. 29 Iss. 1 (1994) p. 173 - 194 ISSN: 0029-6465
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