Basic stimulation is care for the patient as a whole person placing his well-being and his activity in the centre. Basic stimulation helps disabled people to experience themselves being in motion and to express themselves.

Encouragement of a fundamental confidence by means of individually accommodated rituals, repetitions, and personal offers of care is part of the core of basic stimulation. The patient plays an important role in his own development – in this connection nursing offers a framework for help to and often for support of this development.