2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Physical Design and Resident-Centered Care

The last two decades have seen a change in nursing home care toward an emphasis on resident autonomy and dignity, as well as increase social interaction between residents, staff, and residents’ families. This article presents a review of how the physical design of nursing homes has changed accordingly, moving away from hospital-styled design toward more home-like environments.


Fancey P, Keefe J, Stadnyk R, Gardiner E, Aubrecht K. Understanding and assessing the impact of nursing home approach to care and phsycial design on residents and their families: a synthesis of the literature. Seniors Housing & Care Journal; (2012). 20(1).

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) and the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging are bringing open access to the Seniors Housing & Care Journal in 2012, making all the articles accessible to all, free of charge. To download the articles from the 2012 journal, please visit the NIC’s website.

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