The Judaic-Christian Origin of Nursing Homes

Gary H. Brandeis, Daniel J. Oates

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Many nursing homes today have a religious heritage. While governmental regulations control how much of the care is delivered, the foundations and goals of many homes predate governmental rules and payment policies. This paper explores the basis of Jewish and Christian thought in providing groundwork for religiously based nursing homes. Although the underlying principles are similar, differences in approach and execution for the formation of these homes exist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Christian
  • Jewish
  • nursing homes


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