Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings: A Guide to Programs That Work / Edition 1

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Put an end to tension-filled interactions between long-term care staff and residents' families with Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings. This innovative new book offers strategies and programs designed to get families involved in formal care settings in constructive, cooperative ways that complement staff and support residents. 

Nine intervention strategies are described in detail from inception to evaluation. Designed and implemented in nursing facilities across the United States, these model programs are replicable and will help facilities
* improve residents' quality of life
* increase effective communication with families
* personalize care
* maintain connections between residents and families
* reduce staff stress levels 
* boost overall facility morale

Written by the programs' creators and facilitators, each chapter functions as a guide to implementation and includes relevant forms, guidelines, and protocols. Challenges of program implementation are discussed and practical recommendations for overcoming obstacles are provided.

Widely versatile, these nine programs can be successfully implemented in adult day services, assisted living facilities, and long-term residential care settings. Useful for direct care staff, supervisors, and administrators, Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings is an invaluable resource for strengthening current relationships between staff, residents, and family members. The book is also equally beneficial in facilitating residents' transitions to long-term care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932529074
  • Publisher: Health Professions Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Role of Families in Long-Term Care Settings

Part I  Building and Refining Existing Structures

Chapter 2 Family Councils in Residential Long-Term Care
Chapter 3 Promoting Family Involvement from a Certified Nursing Assistant's (CNA) Perspective
Chapter 4 Making the Long-Term Care Environment More Like That of Home: The Eden Alternative¬™, What Families Want, and Why

Part II  Group- and Family-Based Strategies
Chapter 5 Support for Families in the Nursing Home Environment
Chapter 6 Supporting Families of Persons with Dementia in Nursing Homes: The Family Visit Education Program

Part III Family-Staff Partnerships

Chapter 7 The Family Stories Workshop
Chapter 8 Family Involvement in Care: An Important Resource for the Quality of Life and Care of Institutionalized Persons with Dementia
Chapter 9 Partners in Caregiving: Cooperative Communication Between Families and Nursing Homes

Part IV The Future of Family Involvement Interventions
Chapter 10 Educating Families and Improving Communication: An Example of Web-based Interaction Program for Families of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
Chapter 11 Challenges and Solutions in Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings: Looking Toward the Next Generation of Programs

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