Although he is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of aging, at least one of his friends says Judah Ronch is an under-recognized architect of nursing homes' culture change movement.
There are arguably many areas of long-term care that need more research, but one that is most intriguing is the need for better leadership practices for administrators. Luckily, the Harvey Picker Center of Innovation & Applied Research is looking for a way to help.
Technology holds the promise of a new model of engagement for persons with dementia. This was a key message delivered at an April 9 webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that applied technology has to offer such residents. During the broadcast, Dr. Judah Ronch from the Erickson School delivers a comprehensive overview, while Juliet Holt Klinger shares results from a pilot study at Brookdale Senior Living's communities. This free McKnight's webcast was originally broadcast live on April 9, 2013. It is now available for re-viewing or by others wanting to see it for the first time, by entering the registration page.
There has been a trend of late to refer to specialized care of individuals with dementia as "memory care." I understand the need for a quick, catchy title for a new product or service line in long-term care, but I worry about the message it may send and the mind set it might create in management, families and employees. Here's why.