Tag Archives: Long-term Care

This Is What It’s All About!

It has not been a smooth road for St. John’s in our efforts to build Green Houses® out in communities around Rochester. There has been a lot of resistance from Federal regulators who can’t imagine how we can keep 20 … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts…

I’ll be heading north and west tomorrow; first by train to Toronto for the Changing Melody conference (of and by people living with dementia), then to speak at Alzheimer’s Disease International on Sunday. Monday I head west for talks in … Continue reading

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NY Times Weighs in on Consistent Assigments

Thanks to Steve LeMoine for pointing out an article from today’s paper on the importance of consistent assignments for improved quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes. Here’s the link to the article: Getting to Know You … Continue reading

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Why Nursing Homes Resemble the Reliant Robin

Here’s a very funny “Top Gear” video shared by my daughter Caitlin. It’s a bit long at 13 minutes, but worth following to the end. What strikes me is the metaphor for the way most nursing home operators insist on … Continue reading

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What Long-Term Care Can Learn from Big Business

Today’s New York Times business section featured an interview with Kathy Savitt, CEO of the new social network and e-commerce site Lockerz. Savitt has held high-level posts with Amazon and American Eagle before this start-up. Savitt comments on what she … Continue reading

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Kitwood Reconsidered

Here’s a cross-post from my weekly ChangingAging submission… Ever since Professor Tom Kitwood coined the term “person-centred care” in the 1990s, it became a watchword of the culture change movement. Sometime after that, The Eden Alternative and others began to … Continue reading

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Canaries in the Mine

I caught a bit of Wednesday’s Diane Rehm show, where author Garret Keizer spoke about the effects of all of the noise in our environment. A caller asked about certain children with disabilities who have more trouble processing when there … Continue reading

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