Weekly Blog Roundup
Abolishing The Old Age Asylum, Part 2: Bulldozer Therapy
I’ve been working hard to change the system of long-term-care in our country and I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish but— there is much that remains to be done. As it stands today, too many people are compelled to surrender too much freedom in order to receive the care they need to survive.
Abolishing the Old Age Home, Part 3: What Comes Next
I worry about the Culture Change movement in long-term care. This is a movement I’ve fought for and supported for decades. Culture change can – in theory – radically transform modern long-term care. It can also do harm in unexpected ways.
Changing Aging in Maryland With the Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards
ChangingAging’s Dr. Bill Thomas was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the state of Maryland at the annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards. Watch the video to see performances by other award winners.
Hot Koko: Learning New Songs
Hot Koko is the “band” Jude and I formed when we started to learn playing music a couple of years ago. A band— with two people? Really? Why?
Journey Through Aging Explores the 10 Principles of Eden Alternative
The Journey Through Aging radio program sponsored by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services has been featuring the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles in a series of interviews with Eden Educator Jennifer Heston. Host Joel Wrobbel talks to Jennifer about how the growing Culture Change movement is reshaping long-term care in America
In the latest issue of Provider magazine, a new Dutch study is highlighted with the following cover teaser: “Alzheimer’s Finding Surprises Researchers”. So of course, I rushed to the article to find out what happened that was so shocking.
I’m going to ask you to indulge me in a rant. Last Friday, a Google Alert led me to entitled “Dutch, bin Laden and the old-folks home, er “continuing care active adult community” written by the quick-witted Laura Vozzella, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun.
Protect Elders From Financial Exploitation By Freezing Credit Reports
Did you know that you can “freeze” your credit reports? By freezing your credit reports, credit card companies and other creditors cannot access your credit report. This may be the most underutilized tool to protect vulnerable elders from financial exploitation.
Today’s blog is dedicated to all my peers who still can’t figure out why I decided to work with “old fogies” when I graduated from college six years ago.