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The New Nursing Home

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Dr. Bill Thomas may change your life, or at least the end of it. Thomas is a rebel and a visionary who doesn't like the way old people get warehoused in America. He doesn't like the nursing home layout, the smell, the food, the loneliness, the boredom, the way elders get bossed around.

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.

Hear about good life to the last drop, with eldercare visionary Dr. Bill Thomas.

Guests:

Dr. William Thomas, President of The Center for Growing and Becoming, Inc., and founder of The Eden Alternative. He's also author of "What Are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World."

This program aired on May 31, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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