Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011

TEDxSF: William H. Thomas: Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age

A Geriatric doctors suggests we rethinking aging ... after childhood, adulthood comes elderhood

From the intro:
Bill Thomas' groundbreaking work in person-directed care also led him to imagine a new approach to long-term care that became known as the Green House. He oversaw the construction of the nation's first Green Houses, and this model of care is now being replicated nationwide as an alternative to traditionally-designed nursing homes.

The author of six books, Dr. Thomas is also the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, among them, the Heinz Award for the Human Condition, 2009 Picker Award for Excellence® in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, and being named as one of the ten most influential people in long-term care.

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