Posts Tagged "care"

Connecting Students And Elders Creates A Caring Environment

Connecting Students And Elders Creates A Caring Environment

As an academic partner of the Arizona Health Sciences Center and the Arizona Center on Aging, St. Luke’s Home provides an innovative Assisted Living setting, providing Elder-directed wellness and health promotion opportunities for students.

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Culture Change... Why NOW?

Culture Change… Why NOW?

‘It’s About Time!’ can be interpreted in different ways: first, picture someone standing with their arms folded across their chest. It may be an authority figure, admonishing someone who is late….’It’s About Time!’ It could be the world admonishing us for taking so long to change the culture of eldercare.

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Don't Fall For the Chandelier Effect

Don’t Fall For the Chandelier Effect

Perhaps you saw the New York Times article this month In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Homes May Lag. If you haven’t I would recommend taking the time to read it. The article touches on many distinct issues including how

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Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the Choir

Like many of you, I spend a good deal of time reading our Eden blogs along with the blogs on Changing Aging and other platforms. Generally I am inspired and sometimes find a point or two that strikes me in

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Driving From Houston to Anchorage

Driving From Houston to Anchorage

Have you been more aware in your later years of the value of those deep and personal relationships with friends, family members, and fellow congregants? I find more and more value in these connections, in volunteering, in social activism than I have in the past. I desperately want others to share my journey, and I want to share theirs.

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The Power Of Language

The Power Of Language

Changing the disrespectful and disempowering language often used to refer to people with dementia will help remove discrimination, stigma and isolation, writes Kate Swaffer.

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Welcome, Cottage Garden

Welcome, Cottage Garden

From the first pour of the foundation to last shingle on the roof they kept their Mission that “Cottage Garden exists to provide a home where Elders thrive and are well known, surrounded by the companionship of family and friends.

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The Work We Do

The Work We Do

We thought we would end the week by sharing a short story that reminded us all of how important our work is.

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Daily Aging: Talk about a time you were truly helpless

Have you ever truly been helpless? I am talking about a time when you truly had to rely on someone else to care for you, to do the simplest things for you. For most of us this occurs because of a long illness, injury, or surgery.

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Celebrating International Employee Care Partners!

Celebrating International Employee Care Partners!

Employees in Eldercare communities around the world are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others by applying the Eden Alternative Philosophy and creating a life worth living.

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Time for Action

There are times in life when you say to yourself that there has been enough talk and now it’s time for action. I am an action-oriented person, and my inner voice says this to me all the time. I have

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Principle 8 Heard In Hill Hearing

Principle Eight of The Eden Alternative basically says that decision-making authority should be in the hands of Elders or those closest to them. We know this results in the best person-directed care for the Elders. Testimony at a recent public

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