Would you allow residents to hire your staff? Most nursing homes would likely find that idea unimaginable, if not outright crazy. But at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, in Joliet, Illinois, no employee is hired without resident approval.
If a bunch of 40 and 50-year-olds at a resort (albeit a demolished one) on the beach can feel the effects of institutional practices in only four days, what chance do Elders have in a traditional nursing home over a long period of time?
This playground scene is from Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Labor Day, September 4, 1922. The youngest kids would be/are about 96 today. How many are still with us in Pittsburgh or beyond? I need to visit the Beechview Senior Center sometime soon. Anyone there reading this at the moment, please ask around! Look at the height of that […]
Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
I hate bingo. I don’t know when it started, but I definitely have an animosity towards the game.
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. […]
This post is part of a 3 part series titled “Abolishing the Old Age Asylum”: Part 1 of Abolishing the Old Age Asylum Part 2 of Abolishing the Old Age Asylum: Bulldozer Therapy I worry about the Culture Change movement in long-term care. This is a movement I’ve fought for and supported for decades. It’s […]
This post is part of a 3 part series titled “Abolishing the Old Age Asylum”: Abolishing the Old Age Home, Part 1 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 […]