59 minutes | Aug 5th 2020

Galvanized: Dr. James Wright and His Journey to Becoming an Advocate for Elders

Ryan sits down with Dr. James Wright, medical director of three nursing homes in Richmond, Va., to discuss his experience managing a tragic outbreak of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, how it has shaped his view of eldercare, and how he plans to improve it.

Now in recovery phase of the outbreak, Dr. Wright reflects on how it affected his residents, the staff, and himself. He describes how he used the crisis as a platform to help change the narrative around nursing home care in the United States and speak out about what he sees as flaws in the system.

Passionate about enhancing the quality of life and dignity, especially for elders living with dementia, Dr. Wright is the founder of Homecoming Group, a collection of dementia care experts who seek to establish the first memory care village in the United States.

Get more details about Dr. Wright’s passion project at http://homecomingrva.com/Center/

Discover more about The Green House Project at www.thegreenhouseproject.org.

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