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Nourish the Body and Soul Nourish the Body and Soul

This full-color magazine-style publication is perfect for introducing staff, families, residents or anyone to the concepts of dining in the transforming home. Using stories, photos and even recipes, this collection of articles highlights the dining achievements of nursing homes across the country while sharing practical information about bringing similar changes to your own organization.
Various price options from single item to Deluxe Kit.

Old Age in a New Age Old Age in a New Age

In Old Age in a New Age, award-winning journalist Beth Baker takes readers on a journey ito some of the best places in America for elders to live. In these remarkable nursing homes, 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.

Price: $24.95
Our price $21.95
Glorious Adventure Glorious Adventure

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.

Price: $21.95
With a Little Help from Our Friends With a Little Help from Our Friends - Creating Community as We Grow Older

Experiments from across the country with new living arrangements that balance independence and community as one grows older.

In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors.

Price: $29.95
Champions for Care Champions for Care

The workbook is designed to provide any and all staff members with the skills needed to work as a team, to take on leadership responsibilities, and to work together to create a world where residents receive quality care and employees enjoy a good work life.

Price: $35.00
Dementia Reconsidered: Dementia Reconsidered: the person comes first

* What is the real nature of the dementing process?
* What might we reasonably expect when dementia care is of very high quality?
* What is required of organizations and individuals involved in dementia care?

Price: $40.00
The Dawn of Transformation The Dawn of Transformation

This is the workbook that inspired the authors' book In Pursuit of the Sunbeam. It can be used alone or as a companion to that book.

It includes worksheets, resources, exercises and discussion topics, and is designed with the professional trainer and consultant in mind, as well as enthusiastic folks in any assisted living or skilled care facility - staff development, Administrator, DON, Steering Team, or small household or neighborhood team.

Price: $45.00
Changing the Culture of Care Planning Changing the Culture of Care Planning

Learn the steps of building a care plan into a living, human document which truly addresses the person in all their personhood rather than identifying problems and remedies in institutional language.

Price: $45.00
Living Life to the Fullest Living Life to the Fullest

This Activities Workbook is written by activities professional and former state surveyor, Carmen S. Bowman. Carmen is currently the principal of Edu-catering, a consulting company. Action Pact's New Meaningful Activity Assessment packs everything you could want in an assessment.

Price: $45.00
In Pursuit of the Sunbeam 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.

Price $45.00
Bathing Without a Battle, 2nd Ed. Bathing Without a Battle, 2nd Ed. (book)

Like its popular predecessor, the new edition of Bathing Without a Battle presents an individualized, problem-solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with dementia.

Price: $49.00
Culture Change in Elder Care Culture Change in Elder Care

Culture Change in Elder Care is a one-of-a-kind exploration of the ongoing efforts to revolutionize elder care in America, with contributions from many of the innovators who have championed the "culture change" movement. Supporting the ideals of person-centered care from economic, practical, and moral perspectives, it also speaks to the changing demands of long-term care consumers and how care communities will remain competitive by creating settings where residents and staff can live and grow, and not just grow old. Gain insight into the essential arguments, values, and business case for why traditional care models have and must change to better serve the needs of today's older adults.

Price: $50.00
Culture Change in Long Term Care Culture Change in Long Term Care

Change in the culture of long-term care and the care of our elders is urgently needed! This insightful book lights the way. This book will inform you about the theoretical and practical applications of culture change within the institutional long-term care setting. It examines existing models of "positive cultures," emphasizing philosophy, underpinning, and implementation. You'll gain a greater understanding of theoretical frameworks for organizational change, of the changes that can occur in all members of the long-term care community, and of culture change in the context of broad organizational experience and cultural competence.

Price: $55.00
Life Happens in the Kitchen 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.

Price: $65.00
Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? 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.

Price: $65.00
Catalyst Clips Catalyst Clips Volume 1

This DVD-based training package allows you to inexpensively bring in a variety of outside speakers to share "just the nuggets" you need to get your team focusing inward and acting outward to help your facility on its culture change journey.

Price: $79.00
Special promo $69.00
Play to Learn workbook Play to Learn

Culture change requires high involvement from everyone in the organization. Games and activities get people involved right away in the learning process. They learn not only about the topic at hand, but how to work together.

Price: $70.00
Living and Working in Harmony: Training Guide for Self-Led Teams Living and Working in Harmony: Training Guide for Self-Led Teams

A comprehensive 168-page workbook is filled with exercises and discussions to flesh out the concepts that are the foundation of teamwork in the new household model. This guide can be used in a number of ways.

Price: $85.00
A Tale of Transformation A Tale of Transformation - 4 Stages to Tell the Story

This workbook and DVD is filled with images, learning circles, stories of culture change that will guide you, whether you're at the earliest stage (institutional) or have already transformed your facility and energized your staff in the transformational and neighborhood stages, or completely renovated into the Household Model.

Price: $88.00
Becoming Who They Were Becoming Who They Were

Using this workbook and DVD, caregivers and housekeepers as well as the activities and social services staff will soon be comfortable engaging elders, staff and families in these delightful circles.
The video takes you into the learning circles of three Midwestern homes. Experience very powerful and delightful exchanges of staff and elders. Believe that you can make this happen in your home too.

Price: $99.00
Soften the Assessment Process Soften the Assessment Process

There are better ways to welcome residents and give them hope for their new life in our home while getting to know them and fulfilling assessment requirements. This video and workbook package will show you how.
Create a more pleasurable experience for residents and staff, get better and more complete information and begin to build relationships and trust for future interactions.

Price: $99.00
Filling Caleb's Basket 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.

Price: $99.00
The New Face of Leadership The New Face of Leadership in the Household Model

These two items offer stories of transformation -- from nursing home "management" into the Household Model of "leadership." When it comes to shaping a work environment with boundless growth opportunities for staff, Pennybyrn at Maryfield stands above the rest. Here, culture change's promise of empowering frontline leaders is compete.

Price: $105.00