Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

By Mark Miller April 1, 2021 Regina Smith has dedicated her career to keeping seniors out of nursing homes. A geriatric social worker at an adult day care network in Indianapolis, she strives to provide services that can help people live independently. But Ms. Smith’s expertise didn’t keep her own mother from a nursing home —Continue reading “Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?”

Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home

Everyone wants to live out their days in their own home. It’s painful to think about being placed in an assisted living or dying in a hospital. The thought of leaving behind the comforts of home and losing independence is overwhelming. Sometimes staying at home simply isn’t an option.  The biggest reason for needing outsideContinue reading “Housing Options When You Can’t Live at Home”

The importance of home

Celeste Berteau, Evidence and Influencing Co-ordinator, Life Changes Trust, September 2020. What does it mean for a house to be a ‘home’? Is it curling up in your favourite chair at the end of a long day? Sharing a laugh with friends and family? Perhaps it is that feeling you get cooking your favourite meal.Continue reading “The importance of home”

A Unique Children’s Hospice that Combines Zen and Christian Principals

Tim Langdell – Academia.edu – 2015 The hard, cold fact is that in our society children are apparently not “meant” to die: yet on average every day, in Southern California alone, a child dies of cancer or some other terminal disease, often dying in agony arising from our society’s obsession with cure over comfort, andContinue reading “A Unique Children’s Hospice that Combines Zen and Christian Principals”

A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)

…a personalised approach to leaving institutions Scottish Edition by Frances Brown and John Dalrymple. Published by the Centre for Welfare Reform in association with Citizen Network Preface ‘… the difficulty of bringing people back home once they have been placed a long way away is so great that every effort should be made to avoidContinue reading “A New Way Home (Scottish Edition)”

Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2020 Alison Jarvis  and Andrea Mountain This article is based on research set up to explore temporal dimensions of loneliness amongst older people in a northern town. As the study progressed, spatial considerations and confinements emerged as a related and equally important feature. The article suggests thatContinue reading “Lived realities of lonely older people — resisting idealisations of home”

The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Young leaders rethinking the welfare state based on positive ‘5 universal needs’ (Maslow): home, safety, love, health and purpose Source: The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Health-is-made-at-Home-Hospitals-are-for-Repairs/ Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)

In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater

Caroline CookeDirector, Share and Care Homeshare 03/02/21 The pandemic has shown how loneliness and isolation affects everyone, with many people living alone feeling more cut-off than ever. The need for alternative accommodation solutions within the community has never been greater, and Homeshare initiatives demonstrate the positive role of intergenerational living. Read the blog in fullContinue reading “In good company: the need for Homeshare and intergenerational living has never been greater”

Why We Exist | Evermore Mission

At Evermore, we co-create places where older people always have love and companionship, a safety net when they need it, and the ability to lead meaningful lives in the heart of their community. Our households provide a small and homely environment for people who are typically on their own and finding it increasingly difficult toContinue reading “Why We Exist | Evermore Mission”