Conference offers coaching on personalizing nursing home care

A Minnesota conference this week aims at advising on how to personalize nursing home care. One St. Paul nursing home has aspired to look like “home”: complete with a kitchenette, hundreds of books, breakfast cooked to order, and a cat named Flicka. A 92 year-old resident stated that while she’d rather not be in a nursing home at all, she would choose the St. Paul personalized home over any other.

The conference comes at a time when state agencies and the good nursing homes are seeking to oust bad nursing homes guilty of nursing home abuse and neglect from the industry. The conference seeks to push a “culture change” in the industry to help families who often feel frustrated with the institutionalized care their loved ones receive.

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