Selected Works

Article - Politico, January 2017
A Pennsylvania Green House model is hopeful look at the nursing home of the future
Changing Aging Blog, January 2016
How a Houston agency transformed its ageist approach
Next Avenue Blog, July 7, 2015
Blog for PBS Next Avenue, August 14, 2014
Biography (young readers)
"Breaking down obstacles for women, this born adventurer spends her life exploring and studying marine habitats."
--School Library Journal, April 2002

Old Age in a New Age -- The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes

In her book, OLD AGE IN A NEW AGE (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007), journalist Beth Baker tells the story of a new generation of visionary advocates and practitioners who are transforming both the culture of nursing homes and the way we view aging. She takes readers on a journey into some of the best places in America for elders to live. In these remarkable places, residents have a say in their everyday lives, enjoy an environment that looks and feels like an ordinary home, live with dignity and purpose, and find comfort in close relationships with caregivers. She shares surprising lessons from this emerging culture change movement.