May 18, 2022
As soon as Larry Carlson saw a CNN piece about a unique dementia village in the Netherlands, he knew he had to see it for himself – and once he did, he knew he had to bring the model to his organization back home in New Jersey.
Carlson, the CEO of United Methodist Communities, joins “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss the groundbreaking project, which will feature single-family-sized homes, neighborhood amenities like a grocery store and bistro, and a farm with live animals.
The goal is to honor elders’ autonomy and independence no matter their cognitive abilities – a goal that often isn’t always neatly aligned with current regulations regarding assisted living communities.
Carlson provides an in-depth look at how organizations can proactively work with regulators and other stakeholders to break out of the institutional model for elders and others who require communal care.
Learn more about UMC’s planned new community: https://umcommunities.org/enclave/
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