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Future model of nursing facility: Focus on caring relationships.

In a report titled “2010 STAKEHOLDER SURVEY: CULTURE CHANGE AND THE HOUSEHOLD MODEL” published by the University of Wisconsin’s  Institute on Aging and Environment (Culture Change Household Survey) the 79% of the participants strongly agreed with these guiding principles:  A household is a small grouping of residents and their dedicatedRead More

States Planning for Long Term Care: Census is Key

As you look ahead in strategic planning for serving tomorrow’s elders,  what are the key elements a long term care provider should focus upon? I would suggest census is at the top of the list. Without clients, you are out of business. Clients in the nursing facility represent only aRead More

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?

Here is an outstanding book by Dick Edwards and his colleagues containing wonderful insights and advice for children of aging parents. As I was reading it, I began to realize that his sage and practical advice in this book was helping me to plan for and think about the choices I would face later in life. Mom and DadRead More