RETHINKING ELDER CARE HOMES
Nursing homes often fell like hospitals, with a central nurses’ station, tile floors, institutional food, and long hallways to shared patients’ rooms. The processes of a nursing home are designed around staff efficiency.
The Green Houses look and feel nothing like that. They are designed around comfort and concern for the residents. The homes were developed by Dr. William Thomas, an upstate New York geriatrician. … More
GROUP HOME PROFESSIONALS AND SUPPORT STAFF
My mother lived at Lexington Place, a group home in Dallas, for the last 16 months of her life. The number of residents varied from six to nine. The staff worked in three shifts to provide around-the-clock coverage. One aide worked the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift.
There were three to five certified nursing aides (CNA’s) who managed the hours from six a.m. to 10. pm. This group helped with most of the ADL’s (Activities… More
One of the biggest issues facing the elder care (eldercare) industry is that we’re all hanging around longer. The over-90 age group now numbers almost 2 million – triple the number just 30 years ago.
MONEY AND HEALTH TAKE PRIORITY
Unfortunately, all is not rosy for many in that age category. Many have outlived whatever savings they might have put together, and because their incomes were lower during their working years compared to today, pensions and benefits often… More
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide call center and website that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services in their area. It is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes… More