I hate bingo. I don’t know when it started, but I definitely have an animosity towards the game.
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 →