Promoting Resilience in Small-Scale, Homelike Residential Care Settings for Older People with Dementia: Experiences from the Netherlands and the United States

  • Hilde Verbeek
  • Rosalie A. Kane
  • Erik van Rossum
  • Jan P. H. Hamers


Supported by a cultural change movement, resilience in long-term dementia care has become increasingly relevant and important. The process of cultural change promotes resident-directed care and quality of life, with the care-based relationship between the resident and direct care workers emphasized (Foy Whithe-Chu et al.). Examples of this cultural change include care settings in a homelike environment focusing on residents’ autonomy, opportunity for choice, and sustaining a sense of self and control. This chapter illustrates characteristics and experiences with homelike dementia care setting in the Netherlands and United States.


Nursing Home Nursing Staff Family Caregiver Green House Assisted Living 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilde Verbeek
    • 1
  • Rosalie A. Kane
  • Erik van Rossum
  • Jan P. H. Hamers
  1. 1.CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary CareMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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