If you listen closely enough, you will hear the word “my” used very often in the long term care world. In particular, “my resident” is often used in nursing homes.
It’s the time of year when traditionally I do quite a bit of thinking about the year that is about to come to an end, the year that lies ahead full of possibilities and endless dreams, and the many resolutions that I may or may not keep.
As I sat down to really reflect on the year with all its ups and downs, I realized this year I have had such a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn from some amazing people who influence long term care across the globe. However, I also realized I learned the most this year from the Elders who came in and out of my life over the past 12 months.
Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center celebrated the beginning of their Eden Alternative journey last week! The home hosted a large celebration to commemorate the hanging of their “Eden” tree. The home began working on the Eden Alternative’s Milestone 1 at the beginning … Continue reading →
Human Architecture? This is a term that Dr. Bill Thomas threw out at the crowd in Nashville last week during his talk. It seems that so many folks are searching as to where to start with their culture change journey. … Continue reading →
If you visit Nashville during the month of December you will most likely be amazed by the beautiful lights that adorn the Opryland Hotel, the exciting shows that grace the many local theatres, or maybe it is Christmas shopping at … Continue reading →
Florida Panhandle homes recently hosted their first intergenerational olymics! Typically the region hosts a “senior” olympics for area homes to compete in but this year wanted to take it one step further. They thought it would be fun to invite … Continue reading →
What could be more fun than ghost stories around the campfire? Possibly a Duct Tape Fashion Show! Elders from 3 Mid TN homes spent an evening at Standing Stone State Park Lodge in Celina, TN last week participating in the … Continue reading →
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Bill Thomas discuss “Surplus Safety” at the Eden Alternative Conference. I sat there at the time in complete agreement with him but not really taking to heart all that … Continue reading →
Last Friday ten Signature homes in the Gallatin, TN area came together to compete in their 3rd annual Senior Olympic games. There truly is no moment that is more amazing than the sheer joy that comes across the face of another person when true happiness overtakes their being.
We are very excited to announce that Riverview Health Care Center in Prestonsburg, Ky has been added to the Eden Registry. The home is the only Eden home in the state of Kentucky at this time and we are proud of their accomplishment!
Love your pets? So does Pickett Care and Rehabilitation located in Byrdstown, TN. I can’t imagine moving to a different home without my labradoodle. He has become quite the companion to me over the past few years! Unfortunately many seniors moving … Continue reading →
This week marked the 5th summer that Pickett Care and Rehabilitation Center in Byrdstown, TN offered Camp Pickett to it’s stakeholders. It’s amazing to look back on something that only began as a small dream and see it grow to fruition. … Continue reading →
Eden Alternative Principle #4 states ” An Elder centered community creates opportunity to give as well as receive care. This is the antidote to helplessness.” It is critical that nursing homes across the continuum create opportunities for Elders to give in different areas. No job is too … Continue reading →
“Wake up tomorrow and start again,” were the words echoed around the room as Connie Goldman spoke at the opening of the Eden Alternative conference this week. These are words of wisdom, words of power, and words that many in … Continue reading →