- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press; 1 edition (May 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0826515630
- ISBN-13: 978-0826515636
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,201,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is the best book I have read to date about the promise that transformative nursing homes will produce better lives for elders,caregivers, and families, and that this change is spreading far beyond the small group of initiators."
―Care Management Journals
"Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes [is] an engaging, compassionate and well-researched book that anyone who plans to live beyond the age of 80 would benefit from reading."
"Old Age in a New Age is a proactive wake up call written in an easy-to-read style."
―Julie Ann Buss, RN, Inside GCM
"Baker's book on the promise of transformative nursing homes is a step forward in understanding a process that has started and should be continued."
"My 100-year-old mother is one of the many older people whose negative image of nursing homes made her plead with me never to put her in one. In Old Age in a New Age, Beth Baker describes the new communities that look and feel much more like a home than a hospital both in their physical design and in the relationships that they nurture. After my mother reads Beth Baker's well written, thoughtful and authoritative account of this revolution in older residences, it should persuade her that she will be much happier in one of these than with a caretaker and the social isolation of a center city condominium."
―Leonard Hayflick, former president of the Gerontological Society of America
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Very well written and an easy read. I would highly recommend for anyone in a health profession or who is considering placing their family member in a long-term care facility.
Midwest Independent Research, educational websites. Eldercare, mwir-eldercare.blogspot. There is information and a book list on nursing homes here.
The book is a readable mix of anecdotal and hard data, knowledgeably presented with compassion and humor. Baker is respectful of the residents and the professionals who care for them, without becoming sentimental or preachy. None of which would persuade me this movement has any real chance of actually transforming the hospital model of nursing homes, especially given my experience with how large systems manage to subvert even the best intended and most well-conceived attempts at reform.
What saves the whole thing, for me anyway, is the realization that Baker is addressing my self-involved generation with a message keyed to our own enlightened self-interest. Unless I want to end up as a drooling urine-soaked "slumper" parked in a wheelchair in some dim hallway near the nurse's station, I better get cracking. Perhaps I'm reading too much beneath her overt cheerfulness about the many successfully transformed homes she discovered. But she managed to scare and encourage me at the same time.
I put the book down with a profound respect for those professionals, residents, and families who are inventing something to replace the broken model. Thanks to this book, I find myself feeling hopeful that our generation will not only insist that we do better, but also that there is a model out there of what that better picture can be.
I strongly recommend this book to everyone who has ever visited a friend or family member in a nursing home, everyone who has ever had to help make such decisions for loved ones, and everyone determined to make their own final years self-reliant, stimulating, and worth living.
(Rev. Dr.) Judith O'Neill