Today we wrap up our Vanguard Estates series with the ultimate question: where do you want to grow old? The answer is probably not in a nursing home. And yet, millions of people live in places whose general crappiness is a punchline in sitcoms and cartoons. Why? Can nursing homes be redeemed? What are our alternatives? And what could the future of aging look like, if we learned to care for one another better?
- Sara Luterman: caregiving reporter at The 19th
- Kate Swaffer: activist & author, co-founder of Dementia Alliance International
- Dr. Alana Lee Glaser: assistant professor of anthropology at Saint John’s University
- Jannette Spiering: Senior managing Advisor of The Hogeweyk
- Where We Live, Where We Age: Trends in Home and Community Preferences
- Housing America’s Older Adults (PDF)
- Despite Pandemic, Percentage of Older Adults Who Want to Age in Place Stays Steady
- What Will It Take to Support 5.5 Million More Senior Renters by 2040?
- Nursing Home Quality Varies between and within Markets
- A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home
- Resocialization and Total Institutions
- Burritos and Cherry Pies: Saying Yes, Saying No: What Direct Support Professionals Need to Think About
- The Right to Eat Too Many Doughnuts (PDF)
- US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes
- 6 Shocking Statistics From a Year of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
- Use of physical restraint in nursing homes: clinical‐ethical considerations
- Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes
- Initiation of antipsychotics after moving to residential aged care facilities and mortality: a national cohort study
- Life expectancy in nursing homes
- It’s Time to Abolish Nursing Homes
- It’s Time for an End-of-Life Discussion About Nursing Homes
- Long-term Care Market Size Worth $1.7 Trillion By 2030
- The Hogeweyk® – normal life for people living with severe dementia
- How “dementia villages” work
- Dementia Villages: Innovative Residential Care for People With Dementia (PDF)
- Inside the Dutch ‘dementia village’ that offers beer, bingo, and top-notch healthcare
- Villages, Town Square Day Care, and Smart Homes: New Models of Dementia Residences Around the World
- Questioning Segregation of People Living with Dementia in Australia: An International Human Rights Approach to Care Homes
- Stacey Abrams wants more Georgians with disabilities to be able to live independently
- How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
- When Do Older Adults Become “Disabled”? Social and Health Antecedents of Perceived Disability in a Panel Study of the Oldest Old*
- SEIU, ACLU, Disability Rights Organizations File Petition Demanding HHS Mitigate the COVID-19 Crisis in America’s Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings For People with Disabilities
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Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Ozzy Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Mattie Lubchansky. Amanda McLoughlin and Multitude Productions handle our ad sales. This is a companion episode to the Vanguard Estates series, which you can hear in the Flash Forward feed.
That’s all for this future, come back next time and we’ll travel to a new one.
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