Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
As we come upon National Nursing Home Week, the reality is we aren’t likely to see a special section of the greeting cards aisle in the store dedicated to this theme.
Engagement with the broader community helps bring meaning and joy to elders living in The Eden Alternative-registered Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.
NEW VIDEO: Steve McAlilly, the visionary leader who believed in The Green House model and brought it to his organization, tells a story about its impact.
If McKnight’s Long Term Care News thinks The Green House Project is the Apple of aging services, let me introduce you to the “Steve Wosniak” of the Green House.
As Westerners, we’re not conditioned to be deep listeners. It takes commitment to lead by example to shift our cultural tendency to speak first and listen later.
The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlights the financial impact of The Green House model on slowing the cost increase of dementia care.
LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minn. has installed digital slideshows in their home with pictures of care partner employees, Elders, family members and activities.
Let’s face it. Care that is genuinely person-directed can’t exist without a dedication to diversity awareness.
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
Feeling empowered is vital to our continued growth and development, no matter who we are, or where we live or work.
Check out what Design for Generations has to say about the unique impact gardening can have in care environments in his article, “Incorporating Gardens Care Planning.”
I recently had a conversation here about an idea that would simultaneously improve the quality of life for residents while saving the lives of rescue animals.
Maria Shriver’s blog recently featured The Green House model and how a small environment and deep-knowing relationships helped to create a meaningful life for one family.
A recent survey asks “Would you recommend this (skilled nursing) facility as a place to work?” Not surprisingly, there’s a 20 percent gap between administrators and CNAs.
A nursing home in Minnesota has set a goal to eliminate all personal alarms for “high fall risk” residents in order to create a better home for Elders.
Nearly every home health care agency or senior care facility will tell you that they offer person-centered care. But what does that mean?
Because the needs of elders differ from the needs of younger patients, hospitals should make changes to create an emergency department geared to the needs of seniors.
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
In a time when politicians and deficit hawks are advocating raising the eligibility age for Medicare, we should actually be pressing to do the exact opposite.