Baby boomers are now reaching the age of retirement, and they are expected to change the idea of the golden years. Because of this, many assisted living facilities, independent living places and nursing homes have changed the way they provide care as well. According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Cunningham Nursing Home has shifted gears, and is going against what many seniors expect from a nursing home.
The changes will be made as a part of a million dollar renovation from the homes operator, Loretto. The people who are providing the care to these seniors will be trained in the Eden Alternative system, which is a different type of care, according to the media outlet.
"The traditional care approach is all based on tasks - the quicker you get your task done, the better," said Karen Carroll, Loretto's director of green community and person-centered care, told the news source. "Eden is based on relationships, taking time with residents and letting them make their choices."
Acccording to the Anderson Independent Mail, last month, a nursing home in Anderson, South Carolina, held an "Around the World Style Show" in which 46 seniors dressed up in different outfits from different countries around the globe.