The Best Friends Staff: Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer's Programs / Edition 1

The Best Friends Staff: Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer's Programs / Edition 1

by Virginia Bell, David Troxell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878812637

ISBN-13: 9781878812636

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Health Professions Press

Lives have been changed around the world since the publication of The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. Mutual respect, affection, understanding and support have enriched the lives of caregivers and of their clients. Now, help your staff learn new ways to solve problems, encourage positive behaviors, improve communications and make every day consistently

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Lives have been changed around the world since the publication of The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. Mutual respect, affection, understanding and support have enriched the lives of caregivers and of their clients. Now, help your staff learn new ways to solve problems, encourage positive behaviors, improve communications and make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable and secure. Help them all to be Best Friends to their clients with Alzheimer's disease! David Troxel and Virginia Bell are recognized nationally for their groundbreaking and innovative work helping people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Now, they bring 20 years of combined experience to a training program that will help you to help your staff acheive better outcomes and more rewarding experiences. Hear the voices of and learn ideas from real staff in facilities worldwide who are already implementing the Best Friends approach with their residents. The book is filled with: Hundreds of case studies describing successful programs and the improvements that the Best Friends approach has brought A training toolkit in each chapter featuring learning exercises, activities, games, and resources Proven advice on staff training and retention The authors' familiar, friendly style Help your staff to change lives, including their own. Order The Best Friends Staff today!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878812636
Publisher:
Health Professions Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,044,659
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Training Tool Kits (Contents)
Acknowledgments
Dedication
Introduction
Ch. 1The Best Friends Model1
Ch. 2Staff Recruiting, Training, & Development17
Ch. 3Medical & Scientific Basics47
Ch. 4The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease65
Ch. 5Assessment & Expectations87
Ch. 6Friendship111
Ch. 7The Life Story133
Ch. 8Communication161
Ch. 9Being Together Using Best Friends Activities183
Ch. 10Caregivers as Members of the Best Friends Team213
Conclusion233
Notes and References239
App. APrograms Featured in The Best Friends Staff241
App. BProfessionals Featured in The Best Friends Staff251
App. CSuggested Resources for Trainers259
Index265

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