a1 Program on Aging, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Utrecht, The Netherlands
a2 Department of Nursing Home Medicine, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
a3 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
a4 Ideon – Expertise and Innovation Center for Dementia Professionals, Bilthoven, The Netherlands Email: email@example.com
In the Netherlands, as well as in other countries, nursing home care has been traditionally modeled on hospital care. However, in the last decades of the twentieth century, realization grew that, unlike hospitals, nursing homes needed to serve as literal homes to people. As a consequence, the concept of group living homes for older people with dementia has taken root.