Nationally, 1.5 million persons live in nursing homes,1 many under conditions that we would not want for ourselves or for those we love. William Thomas, MD (developer of the Eden Alternative), articulated 3 common conditions that afflict nursing home residents: boredom, loneliness, and helplessness. Fortunately, there is a growing movement to change the culture of nursing homes so that they are more resident centered.
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