Dementia care practice recommendations for nursing homes and assisted living, phase 2: Falls, wandering, and physical restraints

Peter Reed, Jane Tilly

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The Phase 2 Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing homes are based on the latest evidence in research and the experience of care experts. To gain experiential evidence, the Association engaged experts from its Chapters and representatives of 24 national associations in a consensus-building process to translate the research into specific recommendations. Phase 2 recommendations, summarized in this article, offer guidance in ensuring physical safety and personal autonomy of residents, across 3 specific care areas: (1) resident wandering, (2) resident falls, and (3) physical restraint-free care. All recommendations are based on a person-centered approach to care, which tailors care to the abilities and changing needs of each resident. The recommendations are intended to be understandable and useful to all levels of long-term care staff and offer practical advice on strategies for improving care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalAlzheimer's Care Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Dementia care
  • Falls
  • Physical restraints
  • Wandering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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