Do nursing homes improve the quality of life in elderly individuals with dementia?
Do nursing homes improve the quality of life in elderly individuals with dementia? Evidence-Based Answer: Alzheimer’s special care units may improve quality of life compared with both community living and traditional nursing homes (SOR: B, RCT and cohort study). In dementia-oriented group adult living situations, patients are more active and less likely to be subjected to restraints than similar patients in a dementia unit of a nursing home (SOR: C, extrapolated from a Dutch cohort trial).
Evidence Based Practice 17(9): 9-10