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A Story of a Camping Trip from La Hacienda in Green Valley, Arizona


09/01/2009

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Hello, I am writing from La Hacienda at La Posada in Green Valley, AZ. We have been implementing and practicing Person Centered Care for several years. Recently, we took a group of our Long Term Care and Assisted Living residents overnight camping. We stayed almost 8,000 ft up the Santa Rita mountain range near our facility. The residents and staff have really helped push the idea and concept of elder care. The trip was so successful, that we will be going overnight camping twice a year from now on. One resident was 98 years old and had not been camping since 1926. It was truly an amazing experience. We are happy to share the video and hopefully stimulate others to keep pushing the boundaries of elder care and quality experiences for our elders. We love supporting the Network. Keep up the good work Sincerely, Steven Kolnacki MS



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