Community-centered senior living works for seniors and communities
Our Executive Director, Joe Carella, is in the news again! His piece, featured in the Boston Globe online today, calls attention to the risk for seniors living in nursing homes. “A design developed decades ago for hospital-like efficiency, the shared room can contribute to substandard care and a dehumanizing, undignified end of life. It must disappear,” states Joe. Joe is starting the movement to get elected officials to fund the renovation of nursing homes to mimic the Scandinavian Living Center’s model of community-centered living. “Over-time, the construction of community-centered senior housing residences will become a society-wide money saver… Imagine the day when skilled nursing residences in every American city and town become a life-enhancing destination.”
Check out the entire article here.