Posts Tagged ‘nursing home’

“Volunteers Supplement Not Replace Staff”

               During a conversation with a CEO of a chain of nursing homes, I steered the conversation towards, what I predict will be, the critical role volunteers will play in the long-term care of older frail adults over the coming four decades. As soon as I mentioned that volunteers can be trained to provide personal cares such as grooming, dressing, and even feeding residents, the CEO barked back “They can’t replace staff!” “Oh no! I don’t want to


Last One In…

Starting January 1, 2011, the first of 80 or so million members of the Boom generation began turning 65. It will take about 19 years for all of us to get there but most of us will get there. It is not a little disconcerting to think what kind of pressures we will put on the economy, especially the health care system and finally the long-term care facilities.