A set of tools and implementation supports to transform our paradigm and practice of nursing
home care by putting wellbeing at the center of care.
By Rachel Broudy Sixteen years ago, Dan Buettner studied the places in the world where people lived the longest. He went to the communities where people outlived their neighbors, with greater numbers of people living into their 90s and 100s. He called these the Blue Zones. As Mr. Buettner explored the Blue Zones, he found… Continue reading Mapping Wellbeing: Four Ways to a Longer and More Meaningful Life
Reimagining nursing home care.
By Rachel Broudy In recent years, there has been a movement in health care to focus on goal driven care, where the goals are patient goals and the laudable intent is to provide patient-centered care. However, there is something uncomfortable for me in the focus on goal driven care, goal attainability scales, and achieving what… Continue reading Beyond Goal Driven Care: Autonomy, Meaning, and Belonging in Nursing Home Care
By Noah Nunnelly *Names and details have been changed to protect privacy. Mary* (not her real name) has been working at a nursing home as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for many years; she cares deeply for her patients, takes pride in her facility, and does hard work. Sometimes, her shift will last 16 hours.… Continue reading A Nursing Home: Lessons from the Greenhouse Model of Care
Leigh Graham, Jasmine Kaduthodil et al. present a framework for reducing COVID health risks for immigrant workers in long-term care facilities
By Sam Cox COVID-19 has upended all areas of society, but among the populations worst affected are elderly residents of long-term care facilities. Older adults are most vulnerable to serious complications of COVID-19, representing over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States despite making up just 15.6% of the population. Older adults living in… Continue reading Medicaid and Quality of Care: How our Funding Structure Failed Nursing Homes
Christian Goodwin first joined Ariadne Labs as an intern in May 2017. Since then, Christian has worked with Ariadne Labs on many projects across the organization. He is currently completing a practicum with the Reimagining Nursing Home Care team. Christian completed his BA at the University of Virginia, his MPH as a Fulbright Scholar at… Continue reading Christian Goodwin
Rachel fell into geriatric medicine when she discovered the PACE model of care, a model that provides interdisciplinary care to frail elders to keep them living at home. She has spent most of her career in PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for Elders) and has been the Medical Director of the PACE program at Cambridge… Continue reading Rachel Broudy, MD
As the Director of Community Innovation at Ariadne Labs, Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP, provides oversight, guidance, and support to Ariadne Labs research faculty, ensuring that Ariadne’s findings are supported by rigorous evidence and result in clinically meaningful change. Evan mentors faculty and research scientists and works with individuals to enhance faculty research. In addition,… Continue reading Evan Benjamin