Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings: A Guide to Programs That Work (Paperback)
  • Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings: A Guide to Programs That Work (Paperback)

Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings: A Guide to Programs That Work (Paperback)

Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 31/08/2005
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This innovative book shows administrators and directors how to develop programs that help families adapt to the experience of having an older family member living in a long-term institutional care setting. It recognizes that families continue to be involved in various ways in the lives of relatives who no longer live at home. This involvement ranges from visiting to providing hands-on care. The book also recognizes that care facilities need to be more active in supporting families' efforts. It therefore features seven model programs that have been successfully implemented in care facilities to enhance family involvement with residents and staff and promote resident quality of life. Uniquely, this book includes training manuals from each of the featured programs. These materials provide valuable guidance to practitioners who wish to implement any of the programs in their own care settings. Widely recognized and acclaimed gerontology professionals contribute to the book.

2006 National Mature Media Award (Merit Award Winner)

Publisher: Health Professions Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781932529074
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
Edition: New edition

"The range of interventions discussed -- from support groups to helping "hands-on" staff communicate well with families to web-based family interventions -- is OUTSTANDING -- this is a "must get, must use" book for any long-term care facility."--Vicki L. Schmall, Ph.D., Gerontology & Training Specialist, Aging Concerns, West Linn, OR"Professor Emeritus and Former Gerontology Specialist, Oregon State University" (01/01/2001)
"This landmark book describes innovative approaches to integrate families into long-term care settings -- these strategies will make the nursing home a better place for everyone--for residents, staff, and families."--Steven H. Zarit, Ph.D., Professor and Head"Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University" (01/01/2001)
"Promoting Family Involvement in Long-Term Care Settings provides practitioners, researchers, and families with examples of some of the excellent programs currently or recently implemented in long-term care settings.... The ultimate goal is to improve quality of life for the resident, and whether replicating one of the programs presented or developing a new intervention, this book can serve as a catalyst for improving nursing home care."-- (01/01/2001)
"Nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and directors of social work who wish to encourage and improve the participation of family members in the lives of residents will find an encouraging range of possibilities and practical information."--PsycCRITIQUES (01/01/2001)
"This book is packed with practice-tested approaches to meeting needs of family members of nursing home residents, and for helping family members to be active in the care of their relatives in nursing homes. Bound to provoke thought, it is an excellent launching pad for further action research in this important and complex area."-- (01/01/2001)
"Using the carefully researched methods that Joseph Gaugler has assembled for the reader can revolutionize the relationship between family and facility. This book is and will remain a vital resource. After all, family is forever."-- (01/01/2001)

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