Why Nursing Homes Are a Good Place to Live
The New Paradigm in Nursing Homes
It’s an exciting time to be a part of the evolution of healthcare in our country. While it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen in healthcare reform in the upcoming years, the signs are clear about the direction in which we’re moving: patient-centered care, more sophisticated and better-informed healthcare consumers, complimentary medicine, less invasive treatments and procedures, emphasis on wellness and preventive care, “green” technologies and facilities, healing environments—all evidence of a new attitude, a new paradigm, a new way of thinking. And, as our population ages, seniors and their caregivers and families are an important part of this shift. Therefore, nursing homes must change, as well. And, in fact, many of them are doing just that.