Changing Aging Blog

Innovation Emanating from Minnesota Nursing Homes
Date: Mar 14th, 2011 8:56am

Author:

Eric Schubert

TIME Magazine hasn't yet had a cover story on "innovation in nursing homes."  But that's been the subject of recent articles by Warren Wolfe of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  He wrote yesterday about a new initiative by our colleagues at Benedictine Health System to reduce falls in nursing homes.  And earlier Warren told a story about Ecumen's Awakenings initiative to reduce the use of antisychotic drugs in nursing homes. 

In addition to how these initiatives are designed to improve lives, what's also common about them is that they involve multi-million dollar investment by government. Neat to see these stories of innovation and collaboration to improve lives coming out of The Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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