Posted on December 5, 2011 by socialservicecompliance
The guide, “Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities is available at:
The following is taken from the website:
“The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is pleased offer this free online resource, Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities. This 21-page booklet provides useful information to families and long-term care facilities personnel about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, particularly care issues related to the late and final stages.
For families, this guide will enable them to make informed choices about a variety of medical decisions they may face on behalf of loved ones with dementia living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of care facilities. It will also equip families to ask good questions aimed at obtaining the best care for their loved ones, including a handy checklist of comfort care measures to be discussed with staff members of care facilities.
For staff members of long-term care facilities, the guide will serve as an important tool for those who wish to educate families and assist them in care planning. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to disseminate this booklet in electronic and print formats.
Encouraging Comfort Care was made possible through a generous grant from the Retirement Research Foundation to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter.”
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Posted on March 30, 2011 by socialservicecompliance
This on-line tool was created by The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and the Inclusion Movement, and developed by cancer survivors to help individuals find empowerment or a sense of control in their experience. This website offers a number of on-line tools and worksheets that could be useful to individuals with disabilities and those who support them.
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Posted on January 12, 2011 by socialservicecompliance
This is a great article for skilled nursing centers and caregivers of those with Dementia. There are some good ideas which were new to me I plan to incorporate.
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Posted on November 9, 2010 by socialservicecompliance
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