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.
Working in the world of nonprofits and giving back to her community are just part of Maura’s lifestyle. As she says, “I’ve just always been drawn to nonprofits.” So it’s no surprise that her Master’s Degree is in Nonprofit Association … Continue reading →
via Jennifer Ray: St. Martin’s in the Pines hosted a celebration to honor Veterans and the grand opening of a third Cottage on November 11, 2012. The Cottages represent a new direction in the care of elders requiring skilled nursing. … Continue reading →
Via McKnights As the World Series is getting underway you may not be aware that the new Green House homes in Baltimore have a special connection to both baseball and football! Read more about this special project and how the … Continue reading →
Emily is one of 24 grandchildren, yet she has a special bond with her grandparents…especially her grandfather, who at 90 was still downhill skiing. At a young age, Emily’s grandfather demonstrated the potential for growth and meaning in late life. … Continue reading →
Rachel knew she had to “do something with people” for her career, and she found her answer while volunteering during her undergraduate program—working with Elders! Her first exposure to Skilled Nursing was a dance recital—and even at the age of … Continue reading →
It’s not often that you get the chance to hear the author read excerpts from their book, but that was the case Tuesday as Dr. Bill Thomas discussed his latest novel, The Tribes of Eden. The lucky audience was attendees at the Pioneer Network 2012 National Conference. The book is set in the near future after the utter collapse of society. It introduces a new vision of old age to counter ageist views that hinder our efforts to improve care for older adults.
To many, a person with dementia is a complex and misunderstood being, and currently the only way most people treat them is with medication. Dr. Al Power, M.D., a board certified internist and geriatrician and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York couldn’t disagree more