An international definition for "nursing home"

Angela M. Sanford, Martin Orrell, Debbie Tolson, Angela Marie Abbatecola, Hidenori Arai, Juergen M Bauer, Alfonso J Cruz-Jentoft, Birong Dong, Hyuk Ga, Ashish Goel, Ramzi Hajjar, Iva Holmerova, Paul R Katz, Raymond T C M Koopmans, Yves Rolland, Renuka Visvanathan, Jean Woo, John E Morley, Bruno Vellas

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There is much ambiguity regarding the term "nursing home" in the international literature. The definition of a nursing home and the type of assistance provided in a nursing home is quite varied by country. The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and AMDA foundation developed a survey to assist with an international consensus on the definition of "nursing home."

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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    Sanford, A. M., Orrell, M., Tolson, D., Abbatecola, A. M., Arai, H., Bauer, J. M., Cruz-Jentoft, A. J., Dong, B., Ga, H., Goel, A., Hajjar, R., Holmerova, I., Katz, P. R., Koopmans, R. T. C. M., Rolland, Y., Visvanathan, R., Woo, J., Morley, J. E., & Vellas, B. (2015). An international definition for "nursing home". Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(3), 181-4.