Category Archive for "Mississippi"

The Trek to Mississippi’s Grand Canyon

The Trek to Mississippi’s Grand Canyon

The Elders at Wesley Manor, located in Hattiesburg, MS, recently made a road trip to Red Bluff, nicknamed “Mississippi’s Grand Canyon.” A couple living at Wesley Manor came back from a trip to Red Bluff with pictures and stories that

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Thank You From Mississippi

Thank You From Mississippi

Everyone remembers the world changing event that happened 10 years ago. Hurricane Katrina came ashore in Hancock County, Mississippi during the darkness of the early morning on Monday, August 29, 2005, along with unbelievable devastation and destruction.

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Person-Directed Care Means Quality Improvement:  CMS Releases New Standards

Person-Directed Care Means Quality Improvement: CMS Releases New Standards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released data on its National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication by people living with dementia. CMS’s goals are laudable and their progress is heartening. Between

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Mississippi Fights the Good Fight

Mississippi Fights the Good Fight

A year ago, I posted a blog about the efforts of the State of Kentucky to help decrease antipsychotic use.  Like the State of Tennessee before them, Kentucky change agents had chosen education as a key feature of their reduction

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Welcome Dugan Home!

Welcome Dugan Home!

Dugan Home in West Point, MS joined the Eden Registry on August 28, 2014.  Located on Main Street in the historic district of West Point Mississippi, they are home to 60 Elders. This Christian-based community is cultivating a bountiful Human

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Eliminating the Three Plagues With Meals on Wheels

Traceway Retirement Community is an Eden Registry Member in Tupelo, MS. Their employees unite with the larger community to help show their Eden Alternative journey, not just talk about it. Not only do they work to eliminate the three plagues

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An Amazing Elder that is Teaching and Inspiring

A very special Elder lives at Magnolia House in Natchez, Mississippi, who inspires and teaches care partners there each day. Here is what they have to say about this amazing woman: Mrs. Jane Plummer is a 97 year-old Elder who

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'What is the Eden Alternative?' A Board Member's Point of View

'What is the Eden Alternative?' A Board Member's Point of View

Earlier this week we blogged about Community Place, a non-profit Eden Alternative nursing home in Jackson, Miss., breaking ground tomorrow in a major development to completely relocate their facility onto an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes

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Eden Alternative Inspires Major Elder Care Transformation

Eden Alternative Inspires Major Elder Care Transformation

Community Place in Jackson, Miss., breaks ground this Friday in a ceremony culminating seven years of work to relocate and transform the non-profit nursing home into an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes and skilled nursing

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