The Future of Nursing Homes

The Future of Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are fast becoming the haunted houses of our era. But Professor Susan Braedley sees the potential for nursing homes to be vital public services where people want to live, work, and even play. She talks to host Sally Chivers about how the conditions of work are the conditions of care. The seeds for a scary future have been planted, but it might not be too late for a more hopeful way forward

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This episode includes music by ArtMusic via Pixabay; Duce Williams, Ziv Moran, and Michael Shynes via Artlist and Valentin Sosnitskiy via Freesound (CC Attribution 4.0).

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Dr. Sally Chivers

Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology. Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film