What is Long Term Care?

  Long term care is a term used to describe the range of assistance a person might need to receive and can include medical care, custodial care or other services. This might be needed as a result of any long-term condition (i.e. stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.), an illness or the decline in a person's physical capabilities due to aging. Although there is … [Read more...]

New Concept in Elderly Care: Small Groups

"Our energy needs to be around how to replace nursing homes. Not replace the building but replace the idea that older people can be taken away and put into an institution," Dr. Thomas recalls saying. He described his vision of homelike places where elderly residents could gather, dine together and sit before a blazing fire."This concept rang true when proposed to the portfolio … [Read more...]