Beyond Goal Driven Care: Autonomy, Meaning, and Belonging in Nursing Home Care

There have been many attempts to apply a more human lens to nursing home care. There is a 20-year history of a culture change movement in nursing homes directed at this very issue … The Green House model of long-term care has created small homes, more intimate and caring spaces for older adults to age. Anne Basting has led a fabulously creative approach to using art and theater to integrate residents of nursing homes into their local communities. Consumer groups have pushed to include wellbeing, dignity, people’s stories in care.

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