Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Reducing Falls by Engaging With Life
This groundbreaking workbook shows how in many cases alarms can actually contribute to falls rather than prevent them. Follow the journey of Oakview Terrace, a nursing home which removed all personal alarms in 2007, and in the process actually decreased fall rates and pressure ulcers while increasing quality of life. Learn how to work within the regulations to remove these intrusive and institutional devices from your home, creating a more peaceful and natural living environment.
Conversations With Carmen: Archived Webinars (over 3 mos. past)
If you were not able to participate in past Conversations With Carmen, you may purchase access to the archived conversations and hear them at your convenience. Hear a variety of well-known Culture Change experts, addressing a full range of important topics.
The Phases of Culture Change (Reprint)
This article includes an in-depth breakdown of the six phases of culture change:Phase 1: The Study Circle
- Phase 2: The Design Team
- Phase 3: Skills Assessment and Development
- Phase 4: Team Development
- Phase 5: Implementation
- Phase 6: Evaluation
Too many of us believe that there is little of worth that happens in later life. We dread our own aging, as though adventure and passion are used up and all that remains is a penchant for repeating the old stories. Glorious Adventure shows how much awaits us, if we dare.
It’s big, beautiful and packed with stories, pictures and ideas about energizing daily life in neighborhoods and households. Vibrant Living was written by Carmen Bowman and LaVrene Norton as a how-to guide, but it is also a scrapbook of photos and stories from organizations across the country highlighting the vibrant living that goes on in their homes. From ethnic celebrations to coffee klatch, from tree climbing to a quiet afternoon curled up on the couch, organizations are finding ways to make it possible for elders to live lives full of interest, value, meaning and spontaneity.
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In Pursuit of the Sunbeam (1st ed.)
"The sunbeam," the right to home, has eluded the frail elders of this country for too long. It is time for a change. In Pursuit of the Sunbeam is a guide for individuals and organizations looking to embrace the true home of the resident-directed Household Model.
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