Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California

The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of COVID-19 — a third of all deaths in the country. Even before the pandemic, advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, theyContinue reading “Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California”

Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no

Some of Canada’s Indigenous people have decided to keep their Residential Schools despite the fact that they hold so many painful memories. One of those is the largest Residential School in Canada on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Former Kamloops chief Manny Jules said there have been many debates over the years about the future ofContinue reading “Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no”

Trudeau says Canadians ‘horrified and ashamed’ of forced assimilation

An estimated 751 unmarked graves were recently discovered on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian residential school in Saskatchewan which operated from 1899 to 1997. Last month, 215 remains were reported at a similar school in British Columbia Source The Guardian 25/06/21: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/25/justin-trudeau-indigenous-residential-schools-horrified-ashamed?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers

Welcome to Hospice-101.com: A Website Designed to help families, friends, patients, and loved ones understand what to expect on the End-of-Life Journey with Hospice. This was created and is managed in a small, local hometown in Wisconsin by a Hospice RN Case Manager with 7-years experience as a Hospice Nurse, and is a Certified HospiceContinue reading “Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers”

Housing for Dementia and Integrated Care in the Netherlands

This case study looks at two contrasting examples of accommodation for older people in the Netherlands, comparing the successful care of dementia, as exemplified by De Hogeweyk, a ‘Dementia Village’, with accommodation for independent living with integrated care as exemplified by the award winning Pelgromhof project. Read in full at Source: CPA-International-Case-Study-4-Housing-and-Dementia-Care-in-the-Netherlands.pdf

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”

Design, Dignity, Dementia: dementia-related design and the built environment

Alzheimer’s Disease International Across two volumes, including 84 case studies, the report looks at design in home/domestic settings, day and residential care, hospitals and public buildings and spaces. The report makes a strong statement that design for dementia is 30 years behind the physical disabilities movement – and that this must change! Source: https://www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2020

In a galaxy far, far away: ideas for Community Care Apartments

SINGAPORE: A new type of public housing with senior-friendly design features and subscription to care services was launched for sale in February’s Build-to-Order (BTO) exercise. This is an interesting read from East Devon Watch about accommodation with support (Residential Forum) By Cheryl Lin @CherylLinCNA http://www.channelnewsasia.com The flats, known as Community Care Apartments, are for homeContinue reading “In a galaxy far, far away: ideas for Community Care Apartments”

Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance This report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on UNICEF’s global experience, international guidance, and the insights of key stakeholders, the report intends to offer a constructive, solutions-oriented vision for addressing the challenges related to child-sensitive reception and care withinContinue reading “Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States”