Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oprah Pro-Aging Challenge: Scooter Diaries Part 3

---Dr. Bill makes different analogies around town. A best of the scooter diaries.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oprah Challenge

---We have a very good opportunity here. We are able to do this without much trouble at all. [Easy for me to say.] Mr. Jan D., was a filmmaker and taught film for over 25 years...before coming to work at Laguna Honda. Many of us dabble in making films, but speaking for myself about my own...they tend to look homemade. I think that better equipment would make a difference. I'm just thinking out loud. Take Care.
His video called ''HELLO OPRAH'' is posted.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hello Oprah - Shown on OPRAH WINFREY SHOW

---Another opportunity to champion the a world-wide audience. The EDEN ALTERNATIVE.

Friday, February 10, 2012


                                  EDEN TRAINING REPORT to
Quality of Life
Performance Improvement Team

---Yesterday, Feb., 9, 2012...Paul K. and myself gave our report on the EDEN TRAINING to the QUALITY of LIFE-PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT TEAM. It went very well. The PIT devoted the whole 90 minute session to Eden. We discussed what it is and how to best translate it to Laguna Honda.
---We ALL seemed to agree that the three plagues were indeed the plagues that the elderly deal with. The proportions of animal, plants, etc., were amounts that need ironing out, but definitely seem viable as antidotes.
---I, myself, mentioned that the line staff treats the residents the way that they, themselves, are treated. When the positive is accentuated and they are NOT told what to do, very often…workers tend to experience a sense of freedom and grow in the relationships. Many have degrees and the knowledge of how to be people, also. That seems to be underplayed, at times. The tendency is to give mixed messages, instead of allowing that to flourish.
---We showed two YouTube video’s and passed out copies of the Ten Principles. Through comments and questions we ALL seemed to agree that the Eden way and Principles is definitely something that we SHOULD think seriously about IMPLEMENTING. Take Care.

Pictured is Dr. Al Power who gave the EDEN TRAINING...NOT the report.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bill Thomas on Deep Systems Change

---One of the BEST that I have seen. Today, Paul K., and myself are giving a presentation on the experience that we had at the EDEN TRAINING. We are giving the presentation to the Quality of Life-Performance Improvement Team. We are going to show two of the YouTube's, passout copies of the ten principles for everyone and go over them. Wish us good fortune and I hope that we convey something that brings EDEN closer to being an experience ALL residents at Laguna Honda can share.

Safety Surplus: The Benefits of Upside Risk

---Eliminating everything is NOT always a good thing.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Eden Alternative in the UK

---I have watched many EDEN video's from different parts of the world, at this point, and I am struck at how happy the staff seems. Viewing the resident/patient as another human being reaps benefits on the lives of staff. They see that these folks have the same hopes and dreams that they do. It moves life in a way that it wasn't moving before.

Eden Alternative Mind Body & Spirit Campaign

---To be honest, I most am attracted to the different ways that the computer and interactive technologies are being employed. We have a bunch of easy interactive things at our disposal at LHH. We need the executive buy get the ball rolling.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Eden Alternative featurette

---An EDEN FEATURETTE. There are many animals and children in the video. EDEN is a mindset and each nursing home is different...including the proportion of plants, animals and children.  If one had the option to be with the activities or to spend time alone...I could see how the reclusive would be able to co-exist in this environment. ''One man's meat will always be another man's poison...even among the elder's.''