A Phoenix, Arizona nursing home discovers success by answering residents’ unique needs according to a New York Times article by Pam Belluck.
Responding to residents’ needs–sometimes at the objections of the state surveyers–Beatitudes Campus has found success with even previously difficult residents who are allowed to bathe and eat when they want even if this includes a bite of chocolate (“better than Xanax”) or even a nip of alcohol at night.
As a caregiver to my late father who my husband and I eventually moved in a nursing home in California, I feel the industry is taking great strides in caring for loved ones with dementia. By the time we need care, we hope that the state and federal agencies will catch up to Beatitudes in considering the needs of the individual instead of a pre-determined set-up guidelines that doesn’t fit the needs of all. We need to work TOGETHER. More power to Beatitudes!
Brenda Avadian, MA
A special Thank You to Ann Vanino of Moving Forward Coaching for bringing this to the attention of The Caregiver’s Voice.