A Toast to Independence

Sorry I have not written in a while. This article caught my eye. Barbara Brotman of the Chicago Tribune writes about how her mother needed rehab in a nursing home and when she requested some things be brought to her from her daughter, vodka for her Bloody Mary was on the top of the list. Well the facility found the vodka, made a stink and a doctor got involved. Read about it. It will give you a chuckle and a cause to pause. The rigidity of nursing facilities is why they have such bad reputations. I argue they can change the experience without becoming a Green House, the notion of Dr. William Thomas of standalone, self-regulated and managed facilities. Don’t get me wrong. That is a great concept and an expensive one. Facilities can change resident experiences if they want to. That is the type of facility you want for your loved one.