nursing homes


This Nursing Home Is Cranking Out Some of the World's Best Chocolate

Mikkel Friis-Holm creates his world-famous chocolate at the Hvalsø Ældrecenter nursing home in Denmark, and all of the local residents are cupbearers.


“The Business of Life” episode 1: aging

Taking care of aging relatives isn't easy, nor is it cheap. How does assisting the elderly impact our wallets?


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Study shows Gitmo guards suffer from major PTSD, Trump says African Americans are "living in hell" at a rally in Florida, Adele endorses Clinton at a Miami show with the candidate in the audience, and more.


The 96-Year-Old Guy Who Invented the Heimlich Maneuver Finally Saved Someone with It

Apparently, this is the first time Heimlich's given the maneuver as more than just a demonstration.


Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks' Home

'Florence Has Left the Building' is a VICE Shorts exclusive about a rebellious older woman, a nursing home, and two Elvis impersonators.


What Watching My Granddad Spiral into Dementia Has Taught Me About Life and Love

A few years ago, my grandad started to forget things. Since then, I've spent a lot of time figuring out how to cope with his decline.


Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes

Much of photographer Isadora Kosofsky's art takes the aged as its subject, with perhaps her most famous project being The Three, a photo essay following a love triangle among three seniors living in different care facilities in Los Angeles.


Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes: Isadora Kosofsky's Intimate Portraits of the Elderly

We talked to the photographer about living among her subjects, connecting with the elderly, and contemporary loneliness.


This Device Will Stop You from Getting High in Hotel Rooms and Dorms

I talked to the buzzkill scientist who invented a smoke detector that looks out for smoking rather than smoke.


Dr. Atul Gawande Wants Us to Die Better

That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.


This Summer's Best Rom Com Is About an 18-Year-Old Boy Who Falls in Love with an Old Man

In filmmaker Bruce LaBruce’s new romantic comedy Gerontophilia, an 18-year-old boy falls in love with an 81-year-old resident at the nursing home where he works.


Blazing Before You Volunteer at a Nursing Home Is a Bad Idea

When I was 17, I volunteered at a nursing home to beef up my college applications. My only way to survive the extracurricular activity was to get high.