Here’s an idea for every residential aging facility that struggles with ambient despair that masks itself as “activity indifference” (the resident spends her entire day in her room or a chair in the main lobby avoiding activities and other residents).
A generous reading of the “Baby Boom’s” most important contribution to contemporary society is its enduring endorsement of the power of choice to create a better future.
It’s an old song. Georgia liked to shuffle about to it in the Common Room, which was what they call the area next to the Dining Room. Georgia called that one the PeePee Room and the other the Slops Room. So you can guess she wasn’t wild about being at Sunny Meadows.
I just had the pleasant surprise of learning that Dr. Bill Thomas would be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight discussing The Green House Project. I learned this thanks to a tweet from ChangingAging Blogstream member Martha Stettinius (@InsideDementia) when I regained cell reception after a two hour drive through canyon country to Grand Junction, Colo. It still amazes… Read more →
A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.
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.
Nearly every home health care agency or senior care facility will tell you that they offer person-centered care. But what does that mean?
Aging in community presents a viable and appealing third option to institutional long-term care or “aging-in-place” that fosters and draws on social capital.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released results from a pilot study showing that Green House project homes save Medicare $1,300 to $2,300 per home resident annually.
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.
Last week, The Green House Project participated in a conference presented by The Erickson School’s Institute for Leadership. The School’s mission is to convene leaders in the field of aging services, through summit educational programs and research, to discuss and develop solutions to the common challenges that await in the future.
A press release issued today by the Tennessee Department of Health states that the Office of Health Care Facilities has secured a CMP grant totaling more than $370,000 to provide training for 749 people including nursing home direct care staff members, state surveyors and managers, State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen and members of the Tennessee Advancing Excellence [...]
MetLife Mature Market Institute has now published its annual survey of nursing home, assisted living, and other elder-care costs, and, as always, it’s valuable reading for anyone who’s nearing their own retirement, or helping older relatives navigate theirs. Here are a few points worth pondering: “Should we move Mom to Shreveport?”
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog is highlighting those foundations that have supported programs to make life better for our nation’s heros. They pay tribute to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funded Green House Project’s work with … Continue reading →
Challenges await on Social Security, Medicare and elder-care, and retiree savings
Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Green House homes were featured on the local news. They broke ground on their two homes, and are planning to open in Spring of 2014. As State Commander, John Fredrickson said, these homes will be, … Continue reading →
The Green House Project has been called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature example of bringing game-changing ideas to scale. It started with an idea 12 years ago for a housing and skilled-nursing care environment that could provide a … Continue reading →
The 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Denver, CO was an incredible opportunity to connect with thousands of aging services professionals and explore the current and future needs of our field. Through engaging education sessions and a robust exhibit hall, innovative … Continue reading →
Rebecca Priest, of St. John’s home in Rochester, talks about her experience with Surplus Safety, and how to create a process to support risk in long term care
Eden Alternative Educators and Mentors came from all over the U.S. and Canada to St. Petersburg, Florida October 5 & 6, 2012 for our bi-annual face to face gathering. Many hot topics were discussed such as identifying new paradigms that need to be busted and the formation of a more focused Educator team. The Eden [...]