Qualities of the environment that support a sense of home and belonging in nursing homes for older people
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of use, available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/terms. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X20000896 Downloaded from https://www.cambridge.org/core. IP address: 126.96.36.199, on 08 Apr 2021 at 07:39:01, subject to the Cambridge Core terms Table 1. Details of the eight nursing homes (NH) in the study 6 Fictive Organisational K Johansson et al. name of NH form and size Building and location Common areas Characteristics Apple Public Purpose-built in 2013. Apts 30 m2. Each unit: large combined dining Spacious and modern. Garden with Garden 81 apts, mixed Three floors, two units on each floor. and living room, smaller living flower and vegetable beds, dementia/somatic Small-town location. room. greenhouse, chickens and units Whole NH: big garden, one large sculptures. Explicit focus on activity common room, smaller rooms for and participation for staff and specific activities (spa, reminicence residents. Closed kitchens at the room, etc.). units. Chestnut Owned and Purpose-built in 2008. Apts 27–35 m2. Each unit: living room, open Based on Christian (Protestant) Manor managed by a Three floors, two units on each floor. kitchen/dining room, TV room, values. Integrated with ordinary apt Christian church Located in the centre of a larger city. balcony and spacious corridors. buildings, with a shared enclosed 54 apts, 26 in Whole NH: chapel and an enclosed yard. Modern and functional indoor dementia units garden. design in light colours. Forest Road Public Purpose-built in 2014. Apts 32 m2. Each unit: dining room, spacious Large winter garden with direct 40 apts, mixed Two floors, two units on each floor. multi-functional living room. access from bottom floor and a long dementia/somatic Rural location. Whole NH: Large winter garden balcony on upper floor (looking units with walking paths, a stage and down on the winter garden). Modern sitting areas. Garden under functional furniture and interior construction. design. Closed kitchens at the units. Lime Park Public Purpose-built in 1992. Two-room Each unit: living room, open Large room for common activities 36 apts, 15 in apts 42–60 m2. Two floors, two units kitchen/dining room. on bottom floor. Open doors with dementia units on each floor. Located in a detached Whole NH: Large common room, access to a large garden/park with suburban area. garden/park. fruit trees, walking paths and several sitting areas. Oak Palace Managed by a Built in 1913, renovated in 1996. Apts Each floor: living room, open Profiled towards music and crafts. private company >30 m2. Three floors, one unit on kitchen/dining room, a smaller Original furniture and indoor 33 apts, 33 in each floor. Located in the city centre dining room and spacious decorations from the early 1900s dementia units of a larger city. corridors. when the NH was founded Whole NH: Small garden combined with new furniture in connected to a hospital park. matching style. Light colours, big windows, high ceilings.
of use, available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/terms. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X20000896 Downloaded from https://www.cambridge.org/core. IP address: 188.8.131.52, on 08 Apr 2021 at 07:39:01, subject to the Cambridge Core terms Olive Tree Private non-profit History from 1853 in a building Each floor: Smaller common areas Catholic profile. The chapel is a Path organisation located in the city centre. In present used differently on each floor meeting place that attracts people 31 apts, not building since 1988. Four floors. (library, seating area, etc.). Whole outside the NH. Catholics from all divided into clear Suburban location in a larger city. NH: large living room that can be over the world live and work at the units divided into two rooms, dining NH. A few nuns and a Catholic priest room, chapel and garden. live in the building and take part in the daily work. Indoor design in antique bourgeois style with oriental carpets, dark wood furniture and old paintings. Rowan Hill Public Rebuilt in 1999 from an ordinary apt Each unit (16 persons): living Entry floor that opens up the 96 apts, 32 in building. Renovated in 2012. Apts 30 room, small kitchen, dining room, nursing home to the outside dementia units m2. Three floors, two units on each large built-in balcony. community. Colourful and floor. Located in a suburban area. Whole NH: large common room decorative indoor design. Explicitly with kitchen and a bar. Spa, striving towards ‘non-institutional’ hairdresser, hobby room and a environment (e.g. tufted carpets, garden. staff wear private clothes). Staff and residents have influence over choice of furniture and decorations. Villa Private non-profit Expanded from an ordinary family Whole NH: large country-style Anthroposophical approach and Hazelwood organisation house. Two floors, NH located on the kitchen, dining room, living room, small scale. Many features 8 apts in one bottom floor. On the upper floor apts garden. associated with rural family house, dementia unit for independent-living seniors. Small including a cat and a hat rack by the Ageing & Society town/rural location. entrance. Anthroposophical design with wooden floors and wall panels, soft colours and hand-painted signs. Notes: apt: apartment. m2: square metres. 7
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