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Benefits of a Rehabilitative Environment

An inclusive rehabilitative environment that promotes dignity, respect and positivity, and it clearly reduces negative behaviours and promote a restorative change, empowering the people undergoing rehabilitation.

An environment that strips people of dignity, respect and positivity, increases or maintains the level of negative behaviours exhibited by an individual.

Like the guard said, “do you want people who are angry?”. Like Prison, nursing homes should not be pathogenic environments that confine, constrict and constrain. It should be salutogenic therapeutic environments for people to age in place with dignity and respect, such environments will reduce the amount of negative behaviours and create a systemically inclusive community for everyone.



Hi, I'm Dr Joanna Sun, Co-author of the Singapore Environmental Assessment Tool. I am very passionate about working towards improving the care of people with dementia, and I hope my work will make a difference.

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