This BLOG will focus on experiments to define practical ways to brighten the lives of residents of Long Term Carte Facilities (LTCFs) such as nursing and assisted living homes. At the same time it will address opportunities for making the vast pool of experience representeed by such people available to the public at large, and particularly to young people of high school age.
ANY ONE INTERESTED IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS OF LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES IS URGED TO COMMENT.
We've all seen them: bored and lonely elders asleep in front of an LTCF television, or clustered around the front door hoping to meet a smiling face with a willingness to stop and chat. And these observations seem to hold true regardless of whether the LTCF is modestly priced (are there any?) or expensive.
What are the causes of this problem?
Can you suggest some possibilities for improving the situation?
Let us hear from you
John H. Huth, PhD, PE