The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape.Continue reading “The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell”

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”

COVID-19 and long-term care in Hong Kong ….report on the COVID-19 long-term care situation in Hong Kong is available here, key findings are: There have been 1,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 27 April 2020. On the positive side, there have been no frontline health care workers affected and no nursing home residents haveContinue reading

Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management Care home residents share air, space, food and equipment, so they also share organisms that can easily cause infection outbreaks, such as viruses and bacteria. They are also more prone and vulnerable to infections, which can lead to death. Care home staff therefore need to be adequatelyContinue reading

Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral

If we could control events, most of us would never want our elders to be so sick that they need the care of a nursing home, especially homes that are still operating in the dark ages, as some of them still are. Many homes have now moved forward into person-centered care, and reluctant caregivers oftenContinue reading “Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral”