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.
This is a great tool for neighborhood and household coordinators, for activities professionals, for caregivers or any staff, for volunteers and families trying to make a difference in the lives of elders
Filling Caleb's Basket
Developed by Action Pact to enhance understanding of the principles presented in the book and DVD, this workshop helps relate those principles to the practicality of activities in the daily lives of the elders in long term care. This training packet makes a great tool for facilities or for consultants to use. The workshop can be held in a public format with different facilities coming together to discuss and learn about activities, or it can be used in a single facility.
Mouth Care Without a Battle
Mouth Care Without a Battle is a state-of-the-art evidence-based approach to person-centerd daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment. It combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to address behavioral challenges to care.
Culture Change Now! Volume 3
Culture Change Now! magazine is our way of spreading the word about culture change, using articles and stories to interest and entertain our readers while educating them about each step in the process, and about the movement as a whole. We call it a magazine because it has the feel of journalism tempered with storytelling, but it is entirely unlike the average newsstand publication.
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.