Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative in Action available in Paperback
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- VanderWyk & Burnham
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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.
|Publisher:||VanderWyk & Burnham|
|Product dimensions:||6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.61(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Taking Care|
|1||The Truth about Nursing Homes||7|
|2||The Confusion of Care, Treatment, and Kindness||17|
|3||Nature, Hope, and Nursing Homes||27|
|4||The First Eden Alternative||35|
|6||Death in the Nursing Home||55|
|7||The Administrator as Leader||61|
|Part 2||Building Human Habitats|
|Foliage Plants Recommended for Nursing Homes||186|
|Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Bibliography||191|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.