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The effect on nursing home resident outcomes of creating a household within a traditional structure

April 8, 2013

JAMDA Vol. 14, No. 4 – Elsevier

Compares resident data from 33 traditional nursing homes with 35 nursing homes that are structured in the household model, in accordance with person-centered care standards. The report finds that residents in household-model nursing homes showed superior outcomes in several areas, including better self-performed eating ability and lower usage of restraints. However, traditional nursing homes reported a lower fall rate among residents.

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Contributing Authors
Chang, Yu-Ping, Junxin Li, and Davina Porock

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