It’s not often we get to report good news when it comes to nursing facilities. Most of the time it is a horrible story on poor hygiene or elder abuse, but NOT TODAY! Jean Makesh, CEO of Lantern assisted living facilities, has created a beautiful nursing facility that makes its residents feel “right at home.”
Makesh created an environment residents are proud to call their home, even if they don’t remember their own name. Instead of rooms or units, each resident gets a “home” on a quiet little indoor street reminiscent of the neighborhoods many of them grew up in. Light panels were installed to be able to artificially create a sunrise and a sunset in order to work with the residents’ internal clocks, and nature sounds and fresh aromas like peppermint or citrus are piped in.
Check out the full story HERE.