Monthly Archives: May 2004

Finding a useful conceptual basis for enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents

In this article it is depicted that before nursing home staff can effectively contribute to optimising the quality of life (QOL) of nursing home residents, it has to be clear what exactly QOL is and how it can be enhanced. The aim is to identify a QOL framework that provides tools for optimising QOL and can form the basis for the development of guidelines for QOL enhancement. For that purpose, a framework should meet three basic criteria: (1) it should be based on assumptions about comprehensive… Continue reading

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