Picker Institute and Planetree teamed up in 2010 to produce the Long-Term Care (LTC) Improvement Guide, a roadmap for nursing home, assisted living facilities and other organizations adopting patient-centered care reforms. Planetree and the Picker Institute are two of the … Continue reading →
We arrived on Monday, March 7th–a day late, due to a plane breakdown in Rochester that forced us to miss our flight over. After a night in Newark and some fancy footwork, we managed to get another flight out on … Continue reading →
What happens when Alzheimer’s patients are taken off antipsychotic drugs? A recent initiative by Minnesota-based Ecumen has demonstrated that Alzheimer’s and dementia patients can be taken off antipsychotic drugs with no objective evidence of worsening behavioral distress. But there are … Continue reading →
Last week, I toured around Tennessee. On Tuesday, I spoke at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, and was joined by my friend Kort Nygard, psychologist and Eden Educator. As usual, Kort was a mine of valuable perspectives on aging. Then … Continue reading →
Reducing reliance on so-called “chemical restraints” in Alzheimer’s and dementia care is a corner-stone of the culture change movement and patient-centered care. Powerful antipsychotic drugs are given to a quarter of all nursing home patients, in most cases as an attempt … Continue reading →
I’m on the road again!!
It is my GREAT pleasure to be able to announce an upcoming Eden at Home Certified Trainer workshop.
Please join us for three days of learning and sharing and fun…
Don’t miss the opportunity to change the culture of care for Elders and care partners in your organization, faith community, community at large, your agency, and your world!
It CAN be different… Please be sure to join us!
I remember reading once that the Ancient Celtic prescription for physical and emotional healing was “laughter, sorrow, and rest.” (If you know where I heard this, please let me know and I’ll give proper attribution!) This weekend I was reminded of this great advice when I had an opportunity to hear the Celtic band, “Cherish the Ladies,” […]
We kicked off a rousing 2-day dementia seminar for the Arkansas Innovative Performance Program in Little Rock with 350 attendees. In spite of the crowd which overwhelmed the space reserved for the talk, everyone was incredibly engaged and added valuable … Continue reading →