Factors influencing the willingness to enter a nursing home were examined among Holocaust survivors (N = 94) and elderly persons who did not experience the Holocaust (N = 74). No differences were found between the groups regarding their willingness to enter a nursing home. Attitudes toward nursing homes were the main factor influencing the decision-making process for both groups. Income was an additional factor for Holocaust survivors, while living situation and education were additional factors for the other group. Holocaust survivors who tried to avoid memories of the Holocaust, were less willing to enter a nursing home, than survivors who made less of an effort to avoid such memories.
- Holocaust survivors
- Nursing homes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Nursing (miscellaneous)