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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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