In Pursuit of the Sunbeam (2nd 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. Based on James O. Prochaska's stages of change, the Norton and Shields Change Matrix plots the transformational journey from beginning awareness of the need for change on a personal level through physical and organizational reconstruction into households licensed as skilled nursing facilities.
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 to assist organizations in engaging residents in directing the activities of their lives. It is written to be displayed in living rooms, lounges and other places where residents gather. Each page highlights the vibrant living that goes on in their homes. It is a scrapbook of photos and stories from organizations around 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.
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
Gather Round -- The Learning Circle
From making plans to sharing stories, from tackling challenges to just getting acquainted, the learning circle allows every voice to be heard and makes everyone equal. This video demonstrates the method for circles involving staff and residents, and illustrates how their regular use can promote person-centered care and enhance the lives of elders.
Household Matters Toolkit
The Household Matters Toolkit is an integrated toolkit of materials and systems for use by long-term care providers and others with a stake in transforming the culture of nursing homes in a sustainable fashion.
The toolkit's components provide an explicit roadmap for shaping your organization to operate in a resident-directed service model with a well-trained, empowered, and satisfied workforce.
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Life Happens in the Kitchen
Learn about the innovative dining possibilities that can be options for all types of nursing homes regardless of where they are in the Culture Change process: Traditional, Transformational or Neighborhood. This workbook is divided into three sections. Different dining styles and the facilities that have implemented them are featured throughout the book.