Thursday, January 24, 2008

Nursing Home Reform

'In long term care, love matters'.   

This seems to be the mantra of a PBS piece about a new kind of nursing home for elder care, that attempts to do away with many of the institutional-like aspects. There are debates about feasibility from financial and other points of view in this article - go ahead and read it and see what you think.

h/t NJCIM

No doubt in my mind that we need to look at nursing home reform and alternatives to institutionalized care.

Another recent news piece about nursing home abuses is here.  A night shift nurse was arrested, suspected of sexually abusing over two dozen elderly or disabled nursing home residents while working there. Some of the victims have since died.