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ISBN-10:
0964108968
ISBN-13:
9780964108967
Pub. Date:
09/28/1996
Publisher:
VanderWyk & Burnham
Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative in Action

Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative in Action

by William H. Thomas
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Overview

Life Worth Living is the book you are looking for, if you want to ensure the best life possible for someone in a nursing home. The author describes a program that eliminates the three plagues of nursing homes: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

The "Eden Alternative" transforms nursing homes into lush, lively human habitats. Gardens, animals, birds, and children bring life and involvement to settings once associated with death and infirmity. Residents' lives are changed.

This book provides the how-to steps for "Edenizing" anywhere, steps that can be followed by both staff and family members. The Eden Alternative is returning hope to the residents of nursing homes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780964108967
Publisher: VanderWyk & Burnham
Publication date: 09/28/1996
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introduction1
Part 1Taking Care
1The Truth about Nursing Homes7
2The Confusion of Care, Treatment, and Kindness17
3Nature, Hope, and Nursing Homes27
4The First Eden Alternative35
5Medication Reduction47
6Death in the Nursing Home55
7The Administrator as Leader61
8Empowering Employees71
Part 2Building Human Habitats
9The Vision89
10Children99
11Dogs111
12Cats121
13Birds127
14Other Animals139
15Plants143
16The Garden155
17The Risks163
18Other Places171
Afterword175
Epilogue181
Pet Resources183
Foliage Plants Recommended for Nursing Homes186
Garden Supplies189
Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Bibliography191
Acknowledgments199
Index201

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Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative in Action 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is a sensitive and important account of how nursing homes can be made to be joyful and meaningful and not just places to go and die. It is a disgrace how the elderly how to live out the remainder of their lives. Just visit a nursing home and see.