Bill Thomas

Must-watch film shows 'simple' benefits of Green House care

Must-watch film shows 'simple' benefits of Green House care

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A new long-term care documentary might eventually be called "the cattle prod" because it could be just the nudge needed to unify more communities to build a newer type of care home for the elderly.

Critics agree: New book about long-term care is a must-read

Critics agree: New book about long-term care is a must-read

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Doctors have a lot to learn about long-term care."Duh," you say? Fair enough. But a newly published study and a just released book really drive the point home.

Eden international conference lands in Music City

The 2014 Eden International Conference is taking place in Nashville from Wednesday through May 2. The theme of "Strike a Chord, Resonate Well-being" will highlight the power of the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™. Featured speakers will include Tom Gill, who has found fame as a teaching "rhythm facilitator"; noted caregiver Sarah Rowan; New York Times bestseller co-author John King ("Tribal Leadership" and "The Coaching Revolution"); and Eden Alternative co-founder Bill Thomas, M.D.

Nursing homes as human habitats

Nursing homes as human habitats

Things were so much less complicated when I started into the nursing home business in 1973. My father, looking for a business venture, built a 19-bed nursing home on the family farm. My older brother was the administrator and night shift aide. My mother was the cook, and my father was the maintenance man. I was the director of nursing and day shift aide.

Slow gardener, fast study

Slow gardener, fast study

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Stephen McAlilly, CEO and president, Mississippi Methodist Senior Services

Top geriatric medicine professionals gather at ASCP's annual conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' 2011 annual meeting and exhibition will take place Wednesday through next Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kicking off the event will be a keynote presentation by Bill Thomas, M.D., founder of the Eden Alternative® and the Green House Project®. On Friday, renowned researcher Howard Friedman, Ph.D., will present "Findings from the Longevity Project: Discoveries for Health and Long Life from an Eight-Decade Study." Numerous educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities also will take place, as top senior care medication professionals gather to learn from one another.

Now available: Robot for pet therapy

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He is a sweet furry creature named Paro, and, yes, he's a robot. So what's the problem?