The Blending of Systems: Back to the Future

In a recent edition of the Gerontologist Journal (2014) there was a special supplement dedicated to "Cultural Change in Nursing Homes". At first glance, it appeared that the paradigms being promoted to influence cultural change, i.e., self-directed … [Read more...]

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)  Historical Perspective: (excerpt taken from Force, L.T. et.al (2010). Mental Health, Specialized needs and Care found in Gerontology: An Interactive Text,  NSS … [Read more...]

Keeping Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay

Patterns: Treating Other Conditions May Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Study Finds By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: April 15, 2011 Older people suffering from mild memory and cognition problems may be less likely to progress to full-blown Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Act Like it Matters… Because it Does

Act Like it Matters... Because it Does Over the last century, the treatment for persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities, i.e., residential programs and day treatment options has changed dramatically. From a historical perspective, … [Read more...]

Untapped: The Need to Blend the Systems of Care

Untapped: The Need to Blend the Systems of Care Adults with a developmental disability are experiencing an extended old age, and concerns have been raised that their increased longevity has created a demand for services and special attention that … [Read more...]