Purposeful visits for hospitalized older adult patients.

Abstract

Hospitalization can be an isolating and stressful experience for older adults who find themselves cut off from normal routines and social support systems. The Purposeful Visitation Program (PVP) provided structured interactions for hospitalized geriatric patients using volunteers trained to elicit discussion about recreation and leisure. The goal of the… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20141121-01

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