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  • Age Of Adventure

    Age Of Adventure

    by Innovative Resources

    The Strengths of Active Ageing  Active aging is a positive part of the life cycle. Age of Adventure seeks to emphasise the creative, relational and fun aspects of the ‘later years’, and acknowledge that ‘life isn’t over until it’s over.’ Age of Adventure features 50 full-colour photographic images to challenge stereotypes of ‘the elderly’, enhance life-direction, reinforce positive aspects – such as gained wisdom – and validate older people’s choices. There are images to make you laugh, reflect, celebrate, and acknowledge our communities in all their diversity. Older and...

  • Care of Older Adults: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Care of Older Adults: A Strengths-Based Approach

    by Wendy Moyle

    Care of Older Adults is a comprehensive introduction to aged care for the nursing profession in clinical practice. By taking a strengths-based approach, the book encourages practice with a focus on individuals' potential and capacities rather than their limits. Theories of ageing are linked with the older individual's strengths to ensure the text is well framed from an evidence base, as well as a clinical orientation. The book presents the topic from a healthy ageing perspective through to chronic illness, frailty and end of life. Each chapter includes discussion and...

  • Empowered Work Teams in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Residents and Staff

    Empowered Work Teams in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Residents and Staff

    by Yeatts, Cready and Noelker

    Creating empowered work teams--a method of involving non-management employees in brainstorming, problem solving, and decision making within an organization--has proven successful in the manufacturing sector and is now being applied to the long-term care field. This practical guide illustrates the far-reaching benefits of empowered work teams in long-term care organizations and explains in everyday terms how to implement the concept. Embracing the goals of the culture change movement, empowered work teams infuse direct care workers with a sense of efficacy and accountability. These self-directed teams offer input into care practices, facility...

  • Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family 2ed

    Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family 2ed

    by S de Toledo & D Edler Brown

    If you're among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles. Updated throughout,...

  • Group and Individual Work with Older People: A Practical Guide to Running Successful Activity-based Programmes

    Group and Individual Work with Older People: A Practical Guide to Running Successful Activity-based Programmes

    by Hong Chia, Heathcote and Hibbe

    Being active is fundamental to a person's sense of physical and mental wellbeing, and the need to engage in purposeful and meaningful activity does not diminish with age. However, common effects of ageing, such as reduced vision and hearing, arthritis, dementia, and in some cases social isolation, can affect an older person's ability to participate in therapeutic and recreational activities. Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this practical resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes with their clients, either individually...

  • Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    by Joan Chadbourne & Toney Silber

    We might be drawn to initiate Healing Conversations for a variety of reasons: Tony recognized the time was now if he was going to know his mom as a whole person before she died of small-cell lung cancer. Crisis compelled Joan to have more meaningful and powerfully intimate conversations with each of her parents before they died. Those interactions moved her to begin years of on-going conversations with her elder aunts. They continue today. As we reflected on these life-changing interactions, we realized: no matter what compels us...

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