On Point had a great program on today on the The New Nursing Home.
In the next 25 years, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Over 85 is already the fastest growing segment of the US. For those who need it, Bill Thomas wants to fill care centers with abundant life -- with cats and dogs and birds and gardens, with kids and connections.
He talks about Eden alternatives and Eldershires, and a revolution in our understanding of age.
While not everyone will spend time in a nursing home, the program discusses some very interesting ways to make elder housing of all kinds more appealing.