He calls himself a revolutionary. The Wall Street Journal called him one of America’s top 10 innovators.
For 20 years, Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard-trained geriatrician, has worked to improve the way nursing home care is delivered. He has encouraged caregivers to treat “residents” as people who need care, not just patients who need treatment.
Dr. Bill Thomas joins Mike Olender and David Gwilt on WBT Charlotte Talk Radio to discuss what we get wrong about aging in America.
Health professionals attending the Age of Disruption Tour’s newest event Disrupt Dementia can now earn CEU credits for participating in the innovative workshop.
By Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune “The baby boom has changed every life stage they’ve been a part of,” said Dr. Bill Thomas, whose Age of Disruption Tour is making its way to 30 cities across the country. “As this giant generation faces this life stage, they’re going to say, ‘hey no, I don’t like that.’” […]
Sometimes those of us who are keen on improving health care talk about the need to make care “person-centered.” The thing is that there are people in the world who aren’t “experts” but they understand, in the marrow of their bones, that care is a habit of the heart. Gregorgy Blohm was one of those […]
Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of The Eden Alternative and Green House Project, and Ashton Applewhite, activist and author of the upcoming book “This Chair Rocks, A Manifesto Against Ageism,” invite you to join them for a spirited conversation and Q&A session.
It’s time to announce the U.S. city lineup for Dr. Bill Thomas’ 2016 Age of Disruption Tour! Without further ado:
Geriatrician and author Bill Thomas is best known for being at the forefront of a movement to improve life in long-term care facilities that came to be known as “culture change.”
In the fall of 2015, Dr. Bill Thomas completed the second half of the 30-city Age of Disruption Tour, a tour designed to challenge ageist stereotypes, bolster the concept of disruptive change at both the community AND personal levels. The Tour brought 101 live events to 30 cities in 20 states, with more than 5,000 participants.