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Table 1 Overview of the included types of nursing homes

From: Experiences of family caregivers in green care farms and other nursing home environments for people with dementia: a qualitative study

Nursing home type Description
Green care farm (5 locations) Physical environment:
 - A stand- alone small-scale facility
 - Private rooms
 - Common living room/kitchen
 - Combination of private and shared bathroom/shower
 - Familiar furniture/own furniture
 - Access to outdoor areas such as gardens, shed, animal stables, etc.
Social/organizational environment:
 - Combining care and agricultural activities
 - Approximately eight residents live together
 - Residents and nursing staff form a joint household
 - Steady team of nursing staff with integrated tasks
 - Cooking in the home [6]
Regular small-scale living facility (9 locations) Physical environment:
 - Small-scale living facilities can be stand-alone in a neighbourhood, or clustered on the area of a larger nursing home.
 - Private rooms
 - Common living room/kitchen
 - Combination of private and shared bathroom/shower
 - Familiar furniture/own furniture
 - Some outdoor spaces available, not always easily accessible
Social/organizational environment:
 - Daily living is mainly determined by the residents and informal caregivers and approaches a home-like situation as much as possible
 - Approximately eight residents live together
 - Residents and nursing staff form a joint household
 - Steady team of nursing staff with integrated tasks
 - Cooking in the home [5]
Traditional nursing home (4 locations) Physical environment:
 - Large scale care environment.
 - Combination of private and shared rooms
 - Common living room/kitchen
 - Shared bathroom/shower
 - Often standardized furniture, less familiar
 - Some outdoor spaces available, not always easily accessible
Social/organizational environment:
 - Approximately 20 residents on a ward
 - Large team of nursing staff with differentiated tasks
 - Daily life is mainly determined by routines and rules of the organisation
 - Cooking in central kitchen, not in the home [5]