The second half of my working life stretches out in front of me and I no longer feel the need to censor my words and my deeds. I am a nursing home abolitionist and, going forward, I intend to act like one.
Plenty of people accept the status quo of long-term care as it is. They are willing to change the industry’s surface features but want to retain its most basic assumptions. There is one very big problem with that point of view. The foundation of contemporary long-term care is based on immoral and deeply flawed assumptions. […]
Belonging is really the heart of it. Being known. By the force of her own personality and practiced wisdom, our friend Imy Higbie was known. How marvelous it would be if the elders living in institutions all around were truly … Continue reading →