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Shrinking the Nursing Home. When you think of a nursing home, isolation, loneliness, and the non-homelike feeling comes to mind. However, at Green Hill Retirement Community, these things are far from existence.

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Shrinking the Nursing Home When you think of a nursing home, isolation, loneliness, and the non-homelike feeling comes to mind. However, at Green Hill Retirement Community, these things are far from existence. Ms. Davis, the director of Green Hill, has made this nursing home into a place that doesn't feel far from home. Residents that stay here are much more tended to and comfortable, instead of the daily routine at a typical nursing home, where an elder is likely to be mistreated and less tended to. Green Hill has given hope to residents and families finding that there is improvement over standard nursing home care. At Green Hill, "Just 10 residents live in each so-called Green House, which looks nothing like a traditional nursing home" (Tarkan, 2011). ...read more.

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"The homes do this largely through reducing supervisory positions and training certified nurse assistants to take on more responsibility" (Tarkan, 2011). Regardless of the reduced supervisory positions and the certified nursing aides taking on more responsibility, the care and necessities of the elders are satisfyingly met. Residents and families have reported satisfaction of the Green Houses; one woman, whose mother resides at Green Hill, states that she actually enjoys visiting now; it doesn't remind her of a hospital anymore. Information covered in my text relevant to this article is, (p. 462) another option in addition to Green Houses is assisted living. Assisted living is a homelike housing arrangement for seniors who require more care than can be provided at home but less than is usually provided in nursing homes. ...read more.

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I will be able to provide the care and interactions they need to make them feel like they never left home. In conclusion, Green Hill has reinvented the whole idea of nursing homes. They have made their nursing homes into a place that feels like an elder's actual home. Also, providing the necessary care that an elder needs helps them recover with good health. A nursing home should not be a place where one is cut off from life, it should be a place where one can rehabilitate and get better. Whether, young or old, a person needs care that includes, love, social relationships, daily activities, and joy to continue growth development in life. Tarkan, L. (2011). A Nursing Home Shrinks Until It Feels Like a Home. The New York Times. Retrieved on November 7th, 2011 from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/health/shrinking-the-nursing-home-until-it-feels-like-a-home.html?_r=3&emc=eta1. Berk, L. (2010). Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood. Exploring Lifespan Development. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jagassar 1 ...read more.

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