When I went away to college, my dorm room, much to my parents’ chagrin, was on a co-ed hall with alternating boy/girl rooms, just like the halls of nursing homes. Instead of posters of rock stars on the walls, however, the rooms of my patients are covered in photos of the President.
The owner of the first photo below commented, “My roommate saw I had two photos of Barack Obama, so she went and got an even bigger one. It’s beautiful, though, isn’t it?”
For more on how to create a psychologically healthy nursing home room, see my blog post, What I Want My Nursing Home Room to Look Like.