It’s Not Over

Wilma Stanley Items of Interest

Acute post-hospital care at home?  The Pandemic has changed healthcare for good, and for the better  That’s promising. Virtual assisted living at home?  Assisted Living That Doesn’t Involve Real Estate    I’m encouraged. Skilled nursing? Nobody WANTS to Live in a Nursing Home  Bring on the unconventional, please. OK, But what about the toughest situation of all – dementia care? The Danish …

Nobody WANTS to Live in a Nursing Home

Wilma Stanley Items of Interest

NOBODY.. If you have a digital subscription to the New York Times (or haven’t yet read your three free articles), click the link below to read an overview of the problem with nursing homes – why we don’t want them, how the pandemic just made our aversion even greater, the problem with the payment system, the aging infrastructure, and the …

Assisted Living That Doesn’t Involve Real Estate

Wilma Stanley Items of Interest

The previous  post (The Pandemic has changed healthcare for good, and for the better) focused on changes in the delivery of acute medical care following a hospitalization. But what about longer term care, for example, assisted living? Joseph H Coughlin has written an article (This Senior Living Business Model Doesn’t Involve Real Estate)  that not only introduced me to the …

The Pandemic has changed healthcare for good, and for the better

Wilma Stanley Items of Interest

Ah, Online conferencing. It enabled us to meet with our co-workers, family, friends and fellow musicians during 2020 and 2021.   It also enabled us to keep some of our medical appointments. Telehealth already existed in 2020, but most of us would not yet have experienced it were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic.  The desire to avoid the spread of …

We Continue to Move Forward!

Bree Kalb Items of Interest, Planning and Design

On June 26, 2018, Martin Dickmann of Action Pact presented the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) they developed for us as a result of six day-long meetings with our Founders.  A great deal of work has gone into the creation of this plan; much more work will be needed to craft a design and to begin construction. Here is a summary …

Do you or a loved one have Medicare?

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

Medicare provides a range of benefits for outpatient and inpatient care. But, an effort to prevent premature discharges from hospital stays has resulted in unintended consequences that can cost the patient thousands of dollars. We include information about this glitch in our Educational Workshops. NPR offers some even more detail. Some have found it effective to repeatedly insist on being …

More about the benefits of learning new dance styles.

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, I posted an article that mentioned this research in passing. It suggests that learning different types of dancing does more good for your brain than staying with just one style. Maybe it’s time to branch out and try something new. See https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-reverse-aging-brain.html if you want to learn more.

Benefits of Dance, Music, Creativity and Social Contact

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

Here’s a NYT article with good information about aging well, including dancing. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-age-well And this article is specifically about the effects of contra dancing. ” A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/well/walk-stretch-or-dance-dancing-may-be-best-for-the-brain.html  

Reference Guide to all CCRCs in N.C.

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

Here’s a link to an incredibly informative Reference Guide from the NC Insurance Commissioner’s office, comparing ALL the licensed CCRC’s in the entire state! You probably don’t want to peruse all 99 pages. These are the pages we identified as most useful in the 2016 guide; we think they are numbered the same in this year’s version: pdf pp. 4-8: explanation …

Home Funeral and Death Care Midwife Training – The Center for End of Life Transitions, May 2016

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

Based in Western North Carolina, the Center for End of Life Transitions offers Home Funeral Guidance and Assistance, as well as End of Life Educational Opportunities through workshops and retreats. See the website at: http://ceolt.org/   Information about upcoming workshops: http://ceolt.org/events/home-funeral-and-death-care-midwife-training/

Book and Film Recommendations, April 2016

The Editor Items of Interest, Uncategorized

Both this book and DVD reflect the philosophy and motivation of the Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society and our pioneering vision of how we want to live in old age. Many of us have seen a clip from ALIVE INSIDE; now the entire film is available to purchase or to stream from Netflix or I-tunes. ALIVE INSIDE is a …