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Home Dementia Care Alarm: Crisis in Long-Term Care

Home Dementia Care Alarm: Crisis in Long-Term Care

Home Dementia Care Alarm: Crisis in Long-Term Care. In the current crisis of long term care for people with dementia, the idea of "home" gains great importance. An urgent alarm signals the need for better care methods as these individuals face unique challenges. The crisis involves societal attitudes, healthcare structures, and the pressing need for improved caregiver support. Navigating this complex situation requires transforming homes into spaces of familiarity, security, and personalized care. The alarm calls for immediate action and a reevaluation of how we approach dementia care at home, promoting an environment where compassion and effective strategies work together to address the crisis.

Widespread understaffing compounds the issue, with dedicated caregivers stretched thin, unintentionally impacting the well-being of the elderly. The industry faces a delicate balance between compassionate caregiving and profit margins, often leaning towards the latter.

What Is Being Done About This Crisis?

To address these challenges, Susie Singer Carter's documentary, "No Country for Old People," serves as a constructive call to action. It urges us to challenge norms, advocate for regulatory reforms, and contribute to a society valuing the dignity and well-being of our aging population. In reshaping the narrative surrounding long-term care, we envision a future where elderly individuals receive the respect and care they genuinely deserve.

00:05:45 - Susie discusses her mom's journey in long term care
00:11:35 - Susie explains how she wants to help support change with her documentary
00:16:15 - Susie describes the problems with the current nursing home system
00:21:15 - Susie talks about ageism and its role in problems with elder care
00:26:10 - Susie discusses understaffing and neglect issues in long term care
00:31:45 - Susie describes her mom's pressure wound and hospitalization
00:36:15 - Susie explains issues with billing incentives in the healthcare system
00:41:30 - Susie discusses problems with lack of oversight in long term care
00:46:20 - Susie shares about starting to film her documentary
00:51:15 - Susie provides details on fundraising for finishing the documentary

Lots of places to find out more about Susie!


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