Not a nursing home, but a nurturing home

Published On: July 7th, 2011By Categories: Uncategorized

The Baltimore Sun
February 24, 2008
Instead of a nursing station, the focus of activity at Castagna House is a homelike kitchen with double ovens and a long wooden dining room table. The people who live here aren’t called residents or patients, but “elders.” Those who care for them are not nurse’s assistants or aides; each is called a shahbaz, a Persian word that means “royal falcon.” And antiseptic corridors are replaced with short, sunlit passageways leading to private bedrooms, a whirlpool bath, a living room with a fireplace and landscaped outdoor areas.
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