Posts Tagged "surplus safety"

The Perfect Storm of Stigma and Surplus Safety

The Perfect Storm of Stigma and Surplus Safety

Reflections from the New York Times, Hollywood, and Life… I watched a movie called Book Club on Hulu recently. Crazy with acting legends, like Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Candice Bergen, it mostly reeked of rom-com. But there was something

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Daily Aging: What freedom is most important to you?

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Williams Jennings Bryan

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Jill Vitale-Aussem Guest Blogs: Surplus Safety

“Nursing Home Denies Elder the Right to Stand Up:   Administrator cites safety concerns” Ok, I just made that up.    Let’s all be honest though –this headline could describe what goes on in many nursing homes. Have you seen the recent

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Surplus Safety….More Than Meets the Eye

I had the privilege recently of attending a symposium about “surplus safety,” put together by the Erickson School at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and funded by the Maurice Rothschild Foundation. Many thanks to these organizations for convening a

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What are the Hidden Dangers of Surplus Safety?

The 6th Eden Alternative International Conference included a unique pre-conference session featuring Dr. Bill Thomas and a panel of long term care experts offering a half-day masters-level course on the hidden dangers of Surplus Safety.

If you attended the last Eden Alternative international conference in 2010, Dr. Thomas offered an exclusive first look at the concept of Surplus Safety, which he was developing at the time. Now, Surplus Safety has become a central philosophy for culture change advocates and a core component of creating a life worth living. It is directly tied to every aspect of life in a nursing home and other long term care settings, including walking, eating, sleeping and even going to the bathroom.

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