Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes

AGE Platform Allowing staff and residents to manage the nursing home together and giving older persons the feeling that it is their own home, this is the basic idea of the Tubbemoddelen, an innovative bottom-up management model originally set up in the nursing homes of the municipality of Tjörn, Sweden.   Inspired by the visionContinue reading “Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes”

‘Kangaroo’ houses help Belgium’s elderly and immigrants

by Paola Battista – 2014.12.10    Almost 30 years since it was launched in Brussels, the concept of ‘kangaroo housing’ seems to be working. This initiative is little known, despite being well established in Belgium, and is an original and effective way of promoting intercultural dialogue while also looking after the elderly. How does itContinue reading “‘Kangaroo’ houses help Belgium’s elderly and immigrants”

“Sheba is really kind and likes cuddles. We all love him,” one of the residents said.

The short film Next to Her (aka Avalon) is the story of an elderly man, Maurice, who visits his wife with dementia at the hospital. A shared lunch is all they have left, but his wife’s thoughts drift off towards the ghost of her cat, Avalon, whose picture sits on the bed stand ‘next toContinue reading ““Sheba is really kind and likes cuddles. We all love him,” one of the residents said.”