In Bunny Kasper’s travels across the U.S. looking for ways to improve the lives of people in the care of Jewish Senior Services, there was one nursing home model that stood out from the rest — the “household model.” Continue reading →
Anyone with a complex medical condition knows the feeling: Your doctor refers you to one or more specialists and therapists, and with each comes a new round of appointments to schedule, forms to fill out and recitations of your medical history, current diagnosis and the medications you’re on to a stranger focused only on one part of your total wellbeing. Continue reading →
Action Pact founder LaVrene Norton tells the story of how her grandfather used to head out in early spring to “warm the soil” for his garden. While he accepted frost as a natural part of the cycle of life, he saw … Continue reading →
The change initiative at Asbury Place Maryville got a big thumbs-up in May when staff and volunteers garnered three top honors given to programs or services that go above and beyond normal operations to enhance the field of aging services. The awards were given by LeadingAge Tennessee at its 2014 Annual Conference. Continue reading →
First impressions are so important, the saying goes, and it holds true for new residents moving into a long-term care home. The first 24 hours sets the stage for success or failure and can even impact the home’s future census, … Continue reading →
Our friends at Manor Park in Midland, TX have been working hard for several years to create a resident-directed home. We’re proud to announce that they recently celebrated the opening of their new households!Continue reading →
“Staff admit they develop a tolerance for alarms sounding and tend to ignore them or not run so fast anymore,” the authors state. Personalized care often is sacrificed to overreliance on the devices, they add.
Driving home the other day I heard an interview that caught my attention. It was a reporter/writer that had spent a lot of time studying South Africa over the years. He focused on a visit where he was invited in … Continue reading →