Living environments and older people
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Living environments and older people

Hazel Heath Independent nurse adviser and consultant editor, Nursing Older People
Lynne Phair Nursing and care management adviser, RSAS AgeCare

The influence of care environments on patients has long been a fundamental concern for nurses. Considerations of how environments might be defined, particularly how multiple aspects of environments might impact on any individual, are complex. This article aims to unpick some of the complexities and to offer ideas on how nurses can positively influence environments, particularly in settings where older people live and are offered care.

Nursing Older People. 12, 8, 20-26. doi: 10.7748/nop2000.11.12.8.20.c2161