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The Pioneer Network partnered with the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute to produce this powerful tool for organizations that are beginning the process of de-institutionalizing services and individualizing care. It is a resource filled with exercises and tools for individuals at all levels of an organization. Getting Started is based upon dozens of interviews with leaders in long-term care organizations who have been on the journey toward cultural transformation for three or more years. Learn more
NEW! Getting Started has expanded with new chapter, "Selecting and Prioritizing Changes," published in August 2010. If you already own Getting Started download your free copy of Chapter 5.
Uniting Wonder with Wisdom
An Intergenerational Classroom Replication Guide
Uniting Wonder With Wisdom
is a soft-cover book and DVD set to motivate, encourage and show you how to open an intergenerational classroom. Developed by Kansas State University Center on Aging, Uniting Wonder With Wisdom profiles intergenerational classrooms at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas, under the guidance of Monty Coffman.LEARN MORE
A book by Carter Catlett Williams
This book pictures a woman reaching her fullest vibrancy as an elder, once she ventures into inner territory that had seemed too forbidding in her earlier years. Letters from the father she could not remember were the means of coming to know him, learning of his love for her and hers for him, and coming to terms with his death. 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.
This is a book all gerontologists should read and savor,[as well as] historians, sociologists [and] psychologists...Carter writes so eloquently and with such sensitivity about her father and his journey, and also about their relationship with each other that readers cannot help but learn about family dynamics...[She says,] "My father's letters have given me new life to be reckoned with and reconsideration of the old...I want others to know that an adventure such as this is possible in later life."- Rose Dobrof, DSW, Founding Director of The Brookdale Center and Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Pioneer Network's "Color Book" Series
5 books for $12
This ground-breaking series has inspired thousands of Pioneers on the journey to culture change. Now all four books are available for one price. While they last -- your order will also include a collection of Conference Convener Remarks by Carter Catlett Williams. LEARN MORE
Household Matters: A Good Life 'Round the Clock
A Compendium for the New Horizon of Long-Term Care
With support from Commonwealth Fund, Sunflower Foundation and the Kansas Department on Aging, Meadowlark Hills has worked with Action Pact, Inc. to create 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. Learn more
Bathing Without a Battle
NEW Second Edition!
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. On the basis of extensive original research and clinical experience, the editors have developed strategies and techniques that work in both institution and home settings. Their approach is also appropriate for caregiving activities other than bathing, such as morning and evening care, and for frail elders not suffering from dementia. Learn more
Bathing Without a Battle DVD and CD-ROM
Bathing Without A Battle
on DVD is a valuable learning tool for families who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, as well nursing home personnel. Learn More.
The Bathing Without A Battle
CD-ROM offers instruction and advice on personalized bathing and is useful for all nursing home personnel. The CD-ROM provides 3 hours of continuing education credit for nurses and 2 hours of credit for nursing home administrators and nursing assistants. Learn More.
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The Big Uneasy: Katrina's Unsung Heros
This captivating film is a tribute to the staff members of Louisiana's nursing homes who brought thousands of residents safely through the storm and its aftermath. It provides a "culture change" approach to disaster preparedness, with practical tips and lessons in leadership. The package includes a DVD of the two-part film, and a facilitator's guide. Produced by B&F Consulting and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the work was funded by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Learn More
Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
From our earliest lives, we are told that our youth will be the best time of our lives -- that the energy and vitality of youth are the most important qualities a person can possess, and that everything that comes after will be a sad decline. But in reality, says Wendy Lustbader, youth is not the golden era it is often made out to be. For many, it is a time riddled with anxiety, angst, confusion, and the torture of uncertainty. Conversely, the media often feeds us a vision of growing older as a journey of defeat and diminishment. They are dead wrong. As Lustbader counters, "Life gets better as we get older, on all levels except the physical." LEARN MORE
Old Age in a New Age -- The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes
A book by Beth Baker
When her grandmother "lost her spark" after moving into a conventional, medical model nursing home, Beth Baker assumed it was the result of old age and frailty. But after four years of extensive research for her new book, Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes
, the writer and former hospital worker is no longer so sure. Learn more
A Tale of Transformation DVD & Workbook
A Tale of Transformation: Four Stages Tell the Story
, focuses on the work by Leslie A. Grant, PhD of University of Minnesota and LaVrene Norton, MSW of Action Pact, Inc. It is filled with images, learning circles, and 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. The workbook includes exercises, team activities specific to each stage. Learn more