The Best Friends Daily Planner shows you how simple it is to be a Best Friend to a person with dementia each and every day. This handy and practical book provides you with Best Friends guiding principles and reflection questions, as well as more than 150 quick, easy, and surprising activities to support your caregiving each week. The Best Friends Daily Planner can be used as an individual resource or with any of the many books in the world-renowned Best Friends product suite. Developed by dementia care experts Virginia Bell and David Troxel, Best Friends is a sensitive and sensible approach to dementia care based on the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. With ample space to record your thoughts and the reactions of the persons with dementia that you care for, this invaluable tool will guide you through the year and provide a record of your caregiving experiences in the years to come. Filled with easy-to-implement activities and reminders of the core tenets of the Best Friends model of care, this daily planner is completely customizable to meet your needs. Divided by months that highlight each of the 12 Best Friends Dementia Rights and labeled with dates that aren't day-of-the-week specific, the planner gives you the flexibility to start at any point of the year!
Publisher: Health Professions Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 9 mm
Edition: New edition
"The challenge of implementing any care delivery model is to make the concepts come alive in day-to-day interactions between staff and residents. The Best Friends Daily Planner is an excellent tool to help your caregivers make the most of their Best Friends training. The Planner connects the guiding principles of the program with practical activities. Most importantly the planner encourages caregivers to reflect on the impact their interactions both on the residents and on themselves. We're excited to put this resource in the hands of the people who need it most: our front-line staff."-- (03/08/2018)
"The Best Friends Daily Planner is a wonderful tool! The practical tips given are great prompts to help a caregiver implement activities that appreciate their Best Friend's Life Story and touch the heart of who they are. The best results of caring for an individual with dementia stems from staying in tune with the person's likes, dislikes, spirituality, hobbies and more. This planner aides the caregiver in doing just that."-- (03/08/2018)