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dbs-sar.gif Lost Alzheimer's disease Search Management
$100.00
Lost Alzheimer's disease Search Management: A law enforcement guide to managing the initial response and investigation of the missing Alzheimer's disease subject.  This instructor's kit is ideal for an experienced shift supervisors responsible for directing the initial search for a missing Alzheimer's disease subject.  Perfect for meeting continuing education requirements. Topics include scope of the wandering problem, search management crucials, characteristics of Alzheimer's subjects, initial report collection, initial search strategy, reflex tasking of resources, and extensive reference material.   The instructor's manual also contains lesson outlines, slide masters, case studies, and map problems.  PowerPoint presentation slide disk included.

ISBN: 1-879471-34-5 1999


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DBSthumb9781879471399.jpg Lost Person Behavior
$25.00
Lost person behavior is the cornerstone of search and rescue efforts. Based upon a landmark study, this book is the definitive guide to solving the puzzle of where a lost person might be found. Nowhere else is it possible to learn about the latest subject categories, behavioral profiles, up to date statistics, suggested initial tasks, and specialized investigative questions. Whether the subject is underground, underwater, under collapsed rubble, on land or has fallen from the sky, this book delivers what search managers need.

Lost Person Behavior provides the reader with:

  • an indispensable book that can be used as a field reference (special rugged binding allows the book to lay flat) and an essential library reference;
  • the latest search and rescue incident statistics from the International Search & Rescue Incident Database (ISRID), which contains over 50,000 SAR incidents;
  • 41 subject categories, many of which are new and presented for the first time;
  • new detailed behavioral profiles that give insight into what drives the basic behaviors of lost people;
  • statistics based upon ecoregions to best match your specific search areas;
  • new types of statistical information; find location, scenario analysis, mobility time, survivability, elevation changes, track offset, dispersion angles, plus classic statistics such as distance from the initial planning point; |view example section|
  • the ability to pinpoint the most likely areas to search, then determine initial tasks quickly using reflex tasking, the bike wheel model, and quick consensus.

The purpose of this book is simple: To help searchers look in the right place to find lost subjects faster.


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haw-grief.gif Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy
$58.95
When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies
Edited by Thelma Duffey, PhD
Get the tools to help the grief that comes when a dream dies.

Every person at one time or another suffers when his or her dreams are shattered. Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy: When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies provides truly innovative approaches to therapeutically help individuals work through and survive grief and loss. Leading experts explore creative interventions for common, yet emotionally devastating problems faced by those weathering the storms of grief after their dream has been destroyed. Therapists and counselors get the effective tools to creatively help people through the difficulties of dealing with death, addiction, trauma, changes in life circumstances, divorce, heartbreak, miscarriage, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder (COD), suicide, adoption, and issues with children.

Soft Cover
ISBN 978-0-7890-3554-7
2007
326 pp.

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haworth.gif Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia
$94.00
Edited by
Susan Rodiek, PhD, NCARB
Benyamin Schwarz, PhD

Learn how gardens and parks can be beneficial to residents

Mounting evidence reveals that nature and outdoor environments provide individuals with dementia greater enjoyment in life, lower stress levels, and positive changes to physical well-being. Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia explores how fulfilling the fundamental genetically based need of human relationships with nature can improve the health and well-being of people with dementia. Top experts analyze current research and comprehensively examine how the design processes of gardens and parks can be closely connected to effective interventions. Evaluation tools for those with dementia are discussed, including studies of the impact of plants and outdoor activities on this population.

Soft Cover ISBN
978-0-7890-3805-0
370 pp
Winter 2007/2008

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haw-drama.gif Drama Activities With Older Adults
$63.95
A Handbook for Leaders
Anne H. Thurman, MA

Lead older adults in creative drama activities. This practical handbook provides step-by-step instructions for conducting over 50 introductory activities to stimulate the senses, awaken the imagination, activate body movement, encourage interaction, and stimulate verbal communication with the elderly. Written primarily for activity, recreation, and program directors of community/day care centers and in retirement homes who have some interest in drama but no formal training, Drama Activities With Older Adults features a wide array of group work skills. A number of complete model session plans are included which feature objectives, lists of materials needed, procedures for setting up the dramatic situation, and methods for evaluation.

Soft Cover
ISBN 978-0-7890-6037-2
178 pp.
1982

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haw-assisted.gif Assisted Living- Sobering Realities
$63.95
Edited by Benyamin Schwarz, PhD Learn how to make elder housing more homelike! Taking an incisive look at assisted living for the elderly, Assisted Living: Sobering Realities is an important book for the professionals who work with aging Americans and their families. This vital book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the world of assisted living for older Americans. With unique insight and a keen clinical perspective, Assisted Living examines a variety of topics: the dilemma of aging in place, the realities of end-of-life care, and the ins and outs of residential care supply. Easy-to-read graphs and charts make the data user-friendly. Soft Cover ISBN 978-0-7890-1444-3 134 pp. 2001
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haw-story.gif Story Writing in a Nursing Home
$43.00
A Patchwork of Memories
Edited by Martha Tyler John, PhD

Based on the belief that older people have good stories to tell, Story Writing in a Nursing Home was developed as part of a volunteer teaching service to a nursing home. Graduate students who were learning to teach this special population conducted story writing activities with older adults and found that even the frail elderly who are confined to nursing centers provided a unique perspective about events that emphasize the lasting verities in life. The idea of a patchwork was derived from one of the lessons taught and was suggested by one of the older participants who said, “We’re sort of like a patchwork quilt.”

Soft Cover
ISBN 978-0-7890-6041-9
137 pp.
1992

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BF9781932529265.jpg The Best Friends Book of Activities, Volume Two
$38.00
The Best Friends Book of Activities, Volume 2
By Virginia Bell, M.S.W., David Troxel, M.P.H., Tonya Cox, M.S.W., and Robin Hamon, M.S.W.

Expand and enrich your Best Friends activity programming with 149 all-new activities for individuals with dementia. Like the first book, this collection of fun and easy activities will add both meaning and enjoyment to the activities at your adult day center, home care setting, or residential care facility.

Feedback and insights from individuals with early-stage dementia helped shape this new collection, as well as activity suggestions from national and international dementia programs. As a result, the activities include a new focus on diversity and multiculturalism. Also featured are topics of interest to participants in their 50s and 60s, such as the Internet, advocacy, and community service.

Participants, staff, and family members will enjoy fresh ideas for creative art projects, interactive games, and evening activities. New themes to explore in Volume 2 include activities related to the kitchen and food, life story sharing and reminiscence, religious and spiritual traditions, and wellness. Adaptations for people in the early and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, preventive measures to avoid unwanted surprises, and conversation tips make these activities particularly versatile.

Use this resource to extend the benefits you already enjoy from Best Friends programming or discover for the first time how this groundbreaking approach can transform activities and daily interactions.

$36.95
Stock #29265 • 2008 • 248 pages • 8½ x 11 papercover • ISBN 978-1-932529-26-5

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BFActiv1.jpg The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume One
$38.00
The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities, Volume 1
By Virginia Bell, M.S.W., David Troxel, M.P.H., Tonya Cox, M.S.W., and Robin Hamon, M.S.W.

Bring out the best in each person with dementia with these versatile, easy-to-implement Best Friends™ activities. A best friend knows your habits, what you like to do, and what makes you feel good. The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities puts all of these qualities to work to help you transform the activity programming at your adult day center, residential care facility, or home care setting. Staff, participants, and family members will all benefit.

With the ideas and suggestions found in this book, any member of a program’s care staff can turn the simplest interaction with a person with dementia into an activity that helps satisfy essential physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. In these inspiring pages, you will find
• activities for unprogrammed time, including evenings and weekends
• ideas especially for men
• opportunities for intergenerational exchanges
• interactive group activities
• art projects for exercising creativity

Suggestions for integrating humor, music, and reminiscence into these 147 activities are included, as well as adaptations for individuals in the early and late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, preventive measures to avoid unwanted surprises, and conversation tips.

Planning activities for individuals with dementia may seem challenging, but The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities shows how easy and natural it can be.

$34.95
Stock #12889 • 2004 • 224 pages • 8 1/2 x 11 papercover • ISBN 978-1-878812-88-9

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Bell-BFStaff.jpg Best Friends Staff- Building a Culture of Care in Alzheimer’s Programs
$43.00
By Virginia Bell, M.S.W., and David Troxel, M.P.H.

The Best Friends™ approach is changing the lives of people around the world by improving the quality of life not only for clients with Alzheimer’s disease but also for the staff providing care. Virginia Bell and David Troxel are recognized internationally for their innovative work helping people with Alzheimer’s disease. Here, they present a training approach geared to help your staff achieve better outcomes and more rewarding experiences—and help you retain an effective, satisfied staff.

Read stories and ideas from real staff in facilities worldwide who are already implementing the Best Friends approach with their residents. Get the inspiration and working tools to transform your care culture:
• hundreds of case studies illustrating successful programs
• creative ideas you can use to implement change
• a training toolkit in each chapter that features learning exercises, activities, games, and resources
• proven advice on staff training and retention

Help your staff make every day consistently reassuring, enjoyable, and secure for people with Alzheimer’s disease—and more rewarding for themselves.

$39.95
Stock #12636 • 2001 • 296 pages • 7 x 10 papercover • illustrated • ISBN 978-1-878812-63-6

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brhel1.gif The Bio-psychosocial Approach to Therapeutic Activities & Successful Aging
$49.95
by Susan Brhel

Right on time to meet the new F248-249 regulations! This book is organized in an easy-to-follow, systematic fashion. The first section provides an overview of the aging process, followed by a more in-depth look at how the human brain ages. Finally, Alzheimer's disease is addressed in a comprehensive manner. As Alzheimer’s disease becomes a more prevalent problem amongst our aging population, this information will be invaluable for health care practitioners.

The book provides the practitioner with ways to measure progress. The author has provided clear user friendly forms which delineate the process of progress from dependency to independence. Additionally, the book provides examples of goals and objectives for clients with specific problems. The problem areas are organized around the cognitive domain, the physical domain and the psycho-social domain. Within each one of these sections, examples of problems, goals and objectives, are provided. Specific activities are analyzed in order to illustrate how to utilize the measurements towards progress.

This method of measurement of progress is what makes this book unique. The tools provided can potentially help providers develop programming which will address the needs of their clients. The tools and charts book will help the practitioner assess individual clients, observe the clients strengths and plot a course towards independence.


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brhel2.gif Increasing the Quality of Life for the Older Adult
$34.95
by Susan Brhel

Increasing the Quality of Life for the Older Adult can be used by family care providers, activity professionals, therapists, personal trainers, nurses, social workers, nursing home directors, and any other professionals looking to offer current trends of comprehensive quality care.

1. In the first section, titled "Caregiver's Education Manual," Brhel provides useful information on the aging process, a bio-psychosocial approach to aging issues, addressing special needs, adaptive equipment, Alzheimer's, standardized testing, and much more. Her explanations of each subject are clear and concise, making the scientific aspect of geriatric care easy for anyone to understand.
2. In Brhel's "Older Adult Activity Guide" one will find strategically planned activities with detailed instructions.
3. In the final section, "Clinician's Workbook," Brhel has created the Recreational Objective Observational Forms. (R.O.O.F.- Patent pending) These forms are straightforward and provide a simple tool to track the progress of the older adult within each domain of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional well- being. . Additionally, these forms offer tangible documentation to share with the older adult, their families, treatment team, and facility resource department and surveyors. This tool can be advantageous to nursing homes, adult daycare centers and assisted living environments.

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partridgebook.jpg Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
$14.95
A beautiful book with stunning pictures, about a little boy who asks several elderly people what a memory is. As he is told the unique answers he goes home and fills up a basket to bring to a woman living in a nursing home, a basket of memories. This is an excellent book to read to children that will help explain memory loss, or to use for intergeneratonal programs. Every Activity Director will want this book as part of their intergenerational programs! This is perhaps the most moving book you will ever read!
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WSMDcover.jpg Who Moved My Dentures?
$14.95
Who Moved My Dentures? dispels 13 different myths about long-term care and aging in America as told through human interest stories of people the author has met through his work as a healthcare executive, advocate and entertainer for older adults. It was written to educate and lessen fear about long-term care facilities and also to dignify and increase respect for the residents living in these facilities who can inspire us all through their attitude and approach to life. The book is perfect for baby boomers, families and caregivers. You can learn about these places in a non-threatening way through a book that is full of the heart and soul of the seniors who live there. There is useful information for choosing facilities, a glossary as well as information about the financing and policing of the industry. The FOREWORD was written by Dr. Charles Roadman, past president of the American Healthcare Association.
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wakeup.gif Wake Up! A Sensory Stimulation Program for Long-Term Care Residents
$30.00
Wake Up! A Sensory Stimulation Program for Long-Term Care Residents is an approach to sensory stimulation that really works. This best seller, written by therapeutic recreation specialist Pam Sander, contains a program of progressive activities for group participation of mind-bound and/or confused long-term care residents. Fifty-two weeks of planning themes include identification and verbalization of: Colors, Food, Holidays, People, Sports, Travel This is just a start! You will be able to expand your activity sensory stimulation programs far beyond what is presented in this text and watch the quality of life for your special residents improve.
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volunteermanagement.gif Volunteer Management Essentials For The Long Term Care Setting
$49.95
The comprehensive manual is a must for every Activity Director who is responsible for the management of volunteers. The manual includes; Policy and Procedures, Volunteer Orientation Packet, Volunteer Pledge, Application, Interviewing Information, Recruitment, Schedule, Quality Assurance, Sign In Sheets, Tracking Form, Recognition and much more
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dog.gif Pet Therapy & Intergenerational Program Training Guide.
$49.95
Complete instruction manual on how to set up an intergenerational and pet therapy program in your facility. Featured on national television, Pet Express brings together children from local elementary school, their pets and seniors. Pet Express will attract many children as well as their parents. This program is a facility sponsored club, Pet Express. Either weekly or monthly, the children will come to the facility to visit with the seniors. The club kids will also play an important role at holiday time. For example; Halloween, the children and their pets will visit in costume.

About Pet Therapy Express


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selfesteem.gif Enhancing the Self Esteem of the Nursing Home Resident
$28.00
The text includes: Staff Attitudes, Approaches, Atmosphere, Programs for individuals and groups. 101 Pages. A must have book for every activity professional, nurse and social worker working in health care.
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momentstoremember.jpg Creating Moments of Joy
$22.00
Now twice as many heartwarming, inspirational solutions for anyone whose has been touched by the Alzheimer's journey. This book provides loving ways to create moments of joy. "A must for every trainer who is teaching communication techniques for dementia clients." Tips on entering their reality and appropriate responses for repetive questions due to confusion or short term memory loss.

Listen to an interview with the author of this book with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America (July 8, 2008) at http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5332823

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MIMABookThumbnail2.jpg Mothballs In My Attic
$22.00
Mothballs In My Attic is the newest resource tool for Activity Directors. The spiral bound book contains over 220 questions that require only a ONE word answer and instantly the childhood memories will flood back and the conversation begins. The books format is the key that opens the trunk to the past and what makes this book unique. Therapeutic Recreation professionals, Activity Planners, staff and volunteers use the book to stimulate memory recollection and life review. Professionals in over 30 states have incorporated this book into their individual or group sessions and enabled them to be creative by planning activities centered around the chapters and sentences.
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Nutritional Concerns and Recommendations for Alzheimer's and Dementia : A guide for long term care and Dementia Units
$54.00
98 pages.

CLICK HERE FOR TABLE OF CONTENTS


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rtc-demenitacareplan.jpg The Dementia Care Plan Dictionary
$45.00
The Dementia Care Plan Dictionary was written for assisted living and dementia care centers, adult day and board and care centers, personal caregivers, family members, recreation therapists and activity professionals. Over 50 care plans are alphabetically indexed and based on the common but difficult behaviors and need areas associated with dementia. Each care plan includes possible antecedents and consequences. Activity and intervention ideas, a glossary, and coding for skilled nursing are also included.

98 Pages.

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dawn-programsuccess.gif Success Oriented Programs For the Dementia Resident
$58.00
This resource manual was written for the Recreation Directors everywhere who are dedicated to providing exceptional therapeutically balanced programs.In this manual you will find 95 innovative programs describing step by step instructions. These easy to follow instructions can be used in teaching employees and volunteers how to effectively run a theraputic acitvity This mnaual is something every Recreation Professional can not live without.

110 pages coil bound.

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activities-going2.jpg Activites Keeps Me Going and Going Volume B
$45.00
by Jennifer L. Krupa
Mary E. Miller
Charles W. Peckham
Arline B. Peckham


Management
Advocacy
Organization
Volunteers
Practicum

MEPAP 2nd Edition, Part 2, Core Content #`12-20

This is a fantastic book for all activity professionals. Definately recommended as text book for the MEPAP courses with a great section that includes a Practicum.

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activities-going.jpg Activites Keeps Me Going and Going Volume A
$49.00
Recommended for all activity professionals and follows the curriculum for the first half of MEPAP REV 2 for NCCAP instructors.
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triviali.jpg Senior Boutique's Triviali Tease Trivia Book
$17.95
Fill-in-the-Blank Trivia with a Twist! This 112 page book offers themed trivia questions that tap into Seniors common knowledge. In addition, each page offers Seniors a bonus phrase that is linked to the questions. An extra twist that makes ordinary fill-in-the-blanks extraordinary.
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joyandsunshine002001.gif Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume 1
$29.95
Do you know or care for a person who has Alzheimer's disease? Give them a healthy dose of "sunshine and joy" with this book of over 100 conversational activities. Sunshine and Joy's activities were uniquely designed for those with mid-to late-stage Alzheimer's (no short-term memory required)! Ideal for use by family members and healthcare professionals. PALs' (people with Alzheimer's) faces will light up with pleasure and satisfaction when they:

~ Successfully fill in the blanks of many well-known phrases
~ Laugh at silly questions and humorous quotations
~ Marvel over interesting tidbits of information
~ Give their advice about handling some of life's little dilemmas
~ Describe their ideal homes, jobs, vacations, etc.
~ Armchair travel to places near and far
~ Answer questions about familiar subjects
~ Reminisce about a wide variety of topics
~ Get noticed with fun, wearable stickers (included)
~ Are honored with award ribbons (also included) ......and much more

Additional Benefits:


~ Keep the mind stimulated
~ Short activities to fit short attention spans
~ Laugh and smile together
~ Works whether you have 2 minutes or 2 hours to spare
~ No need to leave home
~ No other supplies required
~ Even those who are only able to say or nod "yes" and "no" can be entertained for hours

The Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities contains endless hours of fun!

Product Details:
Paperback: 120 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Publisher: Sunshine & Joy Enterprises
Publication Date: March 2007
ISBN-10: 0979363403
ISBN-13: 978-0979363405

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joyandsunshine002002.jpg Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume 2
$29.95
Following in the pattern of the best-selling first volume in Sunshine and Joy's Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities comes Volume 2, providing entirely new material to keep those with Alzheimer's, and their caregivers, smiling!

Product Details:
Paperback: 120 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Publisher: Sunshine & Joy Enterprises
Publication Date: March 2007
ISBN-10: 0979363411
ISBN-13: 9780979363412

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bigbook3.jpg Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume 3
$29.95
Do you know or care for a person with mid- to late-stage Alzheimer's disease? Then you know how difficult it is to engage and entertain someone who has a short attention span and a limited ability to communicate. Sunshine and Joy's activity books overcome these problems with conversational activities that make participation easy and stress-free for someone with Alzheimer's. Whether you have a few minutes before dinner comes out of the oven or several idle hours, the activities are sure to bring laughter and smiles. The books contain everything you need for endless hours of fun. Each volume is packed with more than 100 activities with a large variety of formats and topics. See your loved one's faces light up with pleasure when they successfully fill in the blanks of many well-known phrases, laugh at silly questions and humorous quotes, give their advice about handling some of life's little dilemmas, armchair travel to places near and far, marvel over interesting tidbits of information, get noticed with fun, wearable stickers (included), and so much more. With evidence that stimulation of the mind can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, let Sunshine and Joy's activity books be your portable resource for mental fitness and fun! Product Details:
Paperback: 125 pages

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bigbook4.jpg Big Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume 4
$29.95
Do you know or care for a person with mid- to late-stage Alzheimer's disease? Then you know how difficult it is to engage and entertain someone who has a short attention span and a limited ability to communicate. Sunshine and Joy's activity books overcome these problems with conversational activities that make participation easy and stress-free for someone with Alzheimer's. Whether you have a few minutes before dinner comes out of the oven or several idle hours, the activities are sure to bring laughter and smiles. The books contain everything you need for endless hours of fun. Each volume is packed with more than 100 activities with a large variety of formats and topics. See your loved one's faces light up with pleasure when they successfully fill in the blanks of many well-known phrases, laugh at silly questions and humorous quotes, give their advice about handling some of life's little dilemmas, armchair travel to places near and far, marvel over interesting tidbits of information, get noticed with fun, wearable stickers (included), and so much more. With evidence that stimulation of the mind can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, let Sunshine and Joy's activity books be your portable resource for mental fitness and fun!

Paperback: 125 pages

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twi-60scover.jpg Life in the 60s Coloring Book
$7.00
*Life in the 60s features memorable events such as the first space walk, the Kennedy era, and the arrival of the Beatles.

ColorPad coloring series, created specifically for the enjoyment of senior adults. The ColorPad pictures bring each era back to life and adjacent pages offer memory prompting questions about the pictures. Not only can the senior adults enjoy a little artistic fun, they can also write down (or dictate for a volunteer to write down) memories, whether remembering first dates or favorite songs.

Additional information at www.twipublishing.com

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twi-70scover.jpg Life in the 70s Coloring Book
$7.00
*Life in the 70s includes memories of the first microwave, the Freedom Train, and Viet Nam.

ColorPad coloring series, created specifically for the enjoyment of senior adults. The ColorPad pictures bring each era back to life and adjacent pages offer memory prompting questions about the pictures. Not only can the senior adults enjoy a little artistic fun, they can also write down (or dictate for a volunteer to write down) memories, whether remembering first dates or favorite songs.

Additional information at www.twipublishing.com

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twi-50scover.jpg Life in the 50s Coloring Book
$7.00
*Life in the 50s brings that era back to life with drive-in restaurants, cool cars, and poodle-skirted women.

ColorPad coloring series, created specifically for the enjoyment of senior adults. The ColorPad pictures bring each era back to life and adjacent pages offer memory prompting questions about the pictures. Not only can the senior adults enjoy a little artistic fun, they can also write down (or dictate for a volunteer to write down) memories, whether remembering first dates or favorite songs.

Additional information at www.twipublishing.com

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activitycircle.jpg Senior Boutique's Activity Circle
$14.95
This seniors activity book presents small-group activities that have been senior-tested. Benefits include: cognitive stimulation, reality orientation, environmental awareness, social interaction, communication skill practice, sensory stimulation, and physical exercise for seniors. Turn routine activities into a circle time with positive results. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers or one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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Posters.jpg Senior Boutique's Posters & Clip & Copy Art Book
$18.95
Reproducible Posters Plus Clip and Copy Art for Seniors. Includes 64 (11” x 17”) ready-to-use general posters/signs that senior activity directors will need throughout the year. A must-have activity book that seniors can use time and time again.Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver
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fourseason-trivia.jpg Senior Boutique's Four Seasons of Trivia
$20.95
Seniors trivia quizzes and questions that are designed to exercise the seniors process of listening, thinking, remembering, and making associations. Suggested follow-up questions and activities are offered to continue the recalling, remembering, and reminiscing by seniors. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver 128 pages
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gentlemen-club.jpg Senior Boutique's Gentlemen's Club for Seniors
$14.95
Here is the ultimate resource tool to help get the senior guys interested in some group activities. This 64-page activity book for senior men covers eight themed topics including: Football, Hats, World War II, Fishing, Music, Travel, Growing Things, and Cowboys and the Old West. There are reproducible puzzles, bulletin board ideas, games, and more to encourage active participation, competition, and activities that require thought and/or skill. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver
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gentlemen-gathering.jpg Senior Boutique's Gentlemen's Gatherings
$13.95
Presented in this activity book are several complete outlines and activities for creating meetings just for Senior men. Senior men will find the discussions, games, puzzles, and other activities abundant with interest and reminiscing fun. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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imagination-vacations.jpg Senior Boutique's Imagination Vacations
$13.95
Seniors sensory stimulators designed to take Seniors on reminiscing journeys to familiar places which will awaken seniors smells, tastes, sights, etc. Following each journey discussion questions, puzzles and crafts will further enhance seniors experience. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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NostalgicTrivia.jpg Senior Boutique's Nostalgic Trivia
$13.95
Over 40 themed trivia searches that will stimulate seniors thinking, improve memory, motivate reminiscing, and encourage interaction between Seniors. The trivia books are available in LARGE PRINT The trivia books can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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1920.jpg Senior Boutique's 1920's Remembering and Reminiscing
$14.95
This remembering and reminiscing book is part of a series that will take seniors on a nostalgic trip through the decades of the 20th Century. It was created to highlight the events and the people that make those years so important. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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1930.jpg Senior Boutique's 1930's Remembering and Reminiscing
$14.95
This remembering and reminiscing book is part of a series that will take seniors on a nostalgic trip through the decades of the 20th Century. It was created to highlight the events and the people that make those years so important. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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1940.jpg Senior Boutique's 1940's Remembering and Reminiscing
$14.95
This remembering and reminiscing book is part of a series that will take seniors on a nostalgic trip through the decades of the 20th Century. It was created to highlight the events and the people that make those years so important. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver. 48 pages
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JanuarySomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - January
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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FebruarySomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - February
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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MarchSomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - March
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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JuneSomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - June
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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JulySomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - July
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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SeptemberSomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - September
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In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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OctoberSomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - October
$15.95
In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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NovemberSomething.jpg Senior Boutique's Something Special Everyday - November
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In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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In this series of books you will find 366 ready-to-use activities for seniors - one for every day of the year! LARGE PRINT, high interest, timely topics (never out of date), ready to use. Let these interesting articles be the focus of your small group session or distribute them on food trays at meal time. Designed to motivate thinking, initiate discussion and foster reminiscing. 64 pages.
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$20.95
This book is part of a four seasonal book series that presents three months of daily information about an unusual person, place, or event. It is full of fascinating illustrations and information about each day of the season. 192 pages
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summerNostalgia.jpg Senior Boutique's Daily Doses of Nostalgia Summer
$20.95
This book is part of a four seasonal book series that presents three months of daily information about an unusual person, place, or event. It is full of fascinating illustrations and information about each day of the season. 192 pages
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WinterNostalgia.jpg Senior Boutique's Daily Doses of Nostalgia Winter
$20.95
This book is part of a four seasonal book series that presents three months of daily information about an unusual person, place, or event. It is full of fascinating illustrations and information about each day of the season. 192 pages
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$27.95
A resource book for Seniors that you will use many times each year, for many years. There are 24 units in the book, each focusing on a holiday. A wealth of puzzles, clip art and activities that will help decorate a facility and create name tags, newsleters and invitations. Craft projects, puzzles and quizzes will provide instant programming as will the pages of historical information about each holiday. Included are bulletin boards that seniors can help make. The Big Holiday Book provides something for everyone and best of all, a wealth of programming for the busy Activity Director. 200 pages
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$18.95
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! This book for Seniors has eight chapters filled with fun, meaningful activities that inspire communications between the older adult and the family members, friends, or the caregiver. Provides the Activity Director with lots of ideas. 96 pages
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$13.95
This book provides instructions for creating several shoebox kits that any person visiting a Senior can use to motivate interaction and conversation. It is full with easy-to-create packets that will make visiting Seniors more pleasurable. 48 pgs
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$13.95
Over 40 themed searches that will stimulate thinking, motivate reminiscing, and encourage interaction between Seniors. Available in LARGE PRINT. 48 pages
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$13.95
Perfect for mealtime, this book provides 170 plus snappy, motivating quiz questions that are designed to keep Seniors thinking, reminiscing, and engaged. Available in LARGE PRINT. 48 pages
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$15.95
Are you looking for a craft or project to fill this week's schedule? Look no further. The best ideas and articles published in A New Day magazine over the past ten years have been hand chosen and placed at your fingertips in this new series. This resource will provide hours of activities and fun to fill your days. 64 pages
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$15.95
Are you looking for some great puzzles to entertain your group? Look no further. The best ideas and articles published in A New Day magazine over the past ten years have been hand chosen and placed at your fingertips in this new series. This resource will provide hours of activities and fun to fill your days. 64 pages
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$15.95
Are you looking for some great reminiscing stories to transport your group back in time for a moment? Look no further. The best ideas and articles published in A New Day magazine over the past ten years have been hand chosen and placed at your fingertips in this new series. This resource will provide hours of activities and fun to fill your days. 64 pgs
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$15.95
Are you looking for some great sensory activities to fill this week's schedule? Look no further. The best ideas and articles published in A New Day magazine over the past ten years have been hand chosen and placed at your fingertips in this new series. This resource will provide hours of activities and fun to fill your days. 64 pages
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CarePlansCultureChangeBook.jpg TR-TIPS' Care Plans for Culture Change™ Interdisciplinary and Resident-Directed
$78.00
By: Susan Newell, MA, CTRS
Ruth Rauscher, MA, RD, CSG, LMNT
and Roseann Virgil, RN, RAC-CT

Finally, a care plan book, in simple language, with multiple interdisciplinary efforts identified for every topic! This truly leading-edge care plan book focuses on resident-centered care with total staff teamwork, and was written by an interdisciplinary team of authors. Hundreds of care plan issues, goals, and approaches are provided, in easy-to-understand language. Every care plan includes multiple interdisciplinary efforts. Two Care Plan Formats are provided in One Book. Interdisciplinary Resident-Centered care plans help you update traditional care plans into more resident-centered tools. Examples of individual interests, preferences, lifestyles, habits, routines, spiritual needs, cultural considerations, adaptations, and accommodations are incorporated throughout. Resident-Directed care plans are written from the resident's perspective, with a focus on the individual's own declared desires, goals, and decisions. 'I' statements and first person phrasing are used for every topic. These care plans help you take the next step toward culture change. Care Plans Address Both Quality of Life and Quality of Care topics, including activity-related issues, behaviors, communication, culture, discharge, environment, family, pain, and spirituality, ADL needs, physical/medical issues, mental/cognitive issues, nutrition issues, and sensory issues.

168 pages. 8 ½” x 11" Soft cover. Sh. wt. 1.2 lbs.

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LT-Act-5thEdition.jpg TR-TIPS' Activity/TR Services for Long Term Care Manual
$135.00
5th Edition, © 1994-2007
By Susan M. Newell, M.A., C.T.R.S.

This 5th edition, “HOW TO DO IT ALL” book incorporates current regulatory information, professional practices, and industry trends and issues. Often claimed as “THE BEST DARN BOOK I EVER BOUGHT, “ this ultimate management resource is great for Activity/TR professionals - new to the field, or with years of experience, even consultants and teachers

This updated, comprehensive 12-books-in-1 manual spans your whole job, with more than 235 topics addressed in step-by-step detail. Over 70 ready-to-copy and use forms are provided, including Assessments for Lifestyle, Habits, and Routines, and Cultural, and Spiritual needs. Access job descriptions, performance evaluations, quality assurance tools, attendance records, progress notes, volunteer forms, and detailed checklists from orientation to community outings and ergonomics.

Written in a policy/procedure format, interdisciplinary teamwork and quality of life are promoted throughout. Topics cover Activity/ T.R. Programs & Services, Adaptations and Accommodations, Behavior and Pain Management, Cultural Diversity, Activities for Men, 1-1's, Programming for Low Functioning, Documentation and Paperwork, Quality Indicators, Quality Assessment & Assurance, Resident Rights, Volunteers, and more! Suggestions for achieving and/or maintaining compliance for over 100 CMS OBRA F-tags related to Activities, along with OSHA, HIPAA, ADA, and Patient Self-Determination Act regulations and requirements are provided throughout. This manual is an excellent aid for JCAHO accreditation too! 100's of program ideas, websites, and other resources are also listed, making this a “MUST HAVE” for your department!

483 pages. 12" x 12" Three-ring binder. Sh. wt. 7.8 lbs.

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AL-Act-3rdEd-CARF.jpg TR-TIPS' Activity/TR Services for Assisted Living Manual
$135.00
3rd Edition, © 2001-2007
By Susan M. Newell, M.A., C.T.R.S.

This updated, 3rd edition “HOW TO DO IT ALL” management manual is specifically written for Activity/TR Professionals in Assisted Living and Residential Care settings. The ideal reference whether providing hands-on programming, teaching, training, or consulting.

This comprehensive aid is packed with information, covering more than 210 current topics, all written in detailed, easy-to-understand policy-procedures format. Access 70+ reproducible forms (lifestyle, habits and routines questionnaire, cultural and spiritual assessments, job descriptions, attendance records, quality assurance worksheets, volunteer evaluations, etc. ) to help you easily manage all the major aspects of your job (documentation, time management, organization, and interdisciplinary teamwork efforts).

This “12-books-in-1" resource spans a variety of Activity/T.R. Programs and Services, plus Transportation, Behavior and Pain Management, Service Plans, Documentation and Paperwork, Quality Assurance, Communication, Public Relations, Volunteers, Cultural Diversity, Transportation, and more! An excellent aid for CARF accreditation! Suggestions for achieving and/or maintaining compliance with federal regulations and requirements (OSHA, HIPAA, ADA, Patient Self-Determination Act) are also provided. Detailed checklists, from outings to ergonomics, along with hundreds of program ideas, websites, and other resources have also been included, making this a “MUST HAVE” for your department! Resident-centered/directed care is addressed throughout.

465 pages. 12" x 12" Three-ring binder. Sh. wt. 7.7 lbs.

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ActivitySurveyMadeEasy3rd.jpg TR-TIPS' Activity/TR Services Survey-Made-Easy
$62.00
A Comprehensive Do-It-Yourself Workbook
3rd Edition, © 2008
by Susan M. Newell, MA, C.T.R.S.

Survey your own Activity/T.R. department with this newly updated workbook. Self-evaluate your compliance for over 90 CMS-OBRA F-tags and other federal regulations (OSHA, HIPAA, ADA) that impact Activities.

It’s Easy - Just Answer Yes & No Questions!
If the answer is No - consider correcting it.

This ongoing quality improvement survey tool will help your department move beyond minimum compliance standards to "best practice" to provide the highest possible quality of programs and services for your residents.

This updated edition includes new regulatory guidelines for Accidents, Emergency/Disaster Planning, Paid Feeding Assistants and more! Even a new section on Dietary-Related Efforts. Actual regulatory information, “Key Points” that surveyors look for, and resources you should review while conducting your survey are included, along with easy-to-answer questions and detailed worksheets.

Survey Areas include: Activity/T.R. Programs; Department Management; Dietary-Related Efforts; Documentation; Quality of Life Issues; Resident Rights; and Safety, Sanitation, and Infection Control. Resident-centered care and interdisciplinary efforts regarding the “ongoing provision of activities” for each individual are examined throughout!

160 pages. 8 ½ " x 11". Soft cover. Sh.wt. 1.3 lbs.

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$80.00
(Manual & CD) © 2003
By Susan M. Newell, MA, C.T.R.S.

Complying with HIPAA has actually been made easy! This time-saving resource provides you with a variety of HIPAA-specific educational materials and tools to address PRIVACY and SECURITY portions of HIPAA with your entire workforce, including VOLUNTEERS!

Use the included CD to quickly modify the training handbook, sample forms, and/or policies to fit your specific (single-location) agency!

Contents include: an overview of the Privacy and Security Rules; Staff & Volunteer Training Handbook and Pre-Post tests; samples of a Notice of Information Practices document and community information letters; a detailed department action plan, use and disclosure analysis tools, privacy & security checklists, pertinent policies and procedures, compliance monitoring logs, and more. The included disk allows you to modify the training handbook, sample forms, and even the policies to fit your specific agency needs!

103 pgs. 11.5" x 10.5.” Three-ring binder. CD-ROM, size: 5 ½ “ x 8 ½ Sh. wt. 2 lbs.

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LT-Soc-3rdEdition.jpg TR-TIPS' Social Services for Long Term Care Manual
$135.00
3rd Edition, © 2001-2007
By Susan M. Newell, M.A., C.T.R.S.
& Kathy A. Montagne, B.A., C.S.W.

This updated, 3rd edition, “HOW TO” book is specifically designed for Social Service Professionals in Long Term Care from new Social Service Designee, to licensed Social Worker, long-time teacher or consultant. It incorporates current regulatory information, professional practices, and industry trends and issues. Resident-Centered and Resident-Directed care are emphasized throughout.

This “12-books-in-1" updated manual spans your whole job, with more than 260 topics addressed in step-by-step detail. Over 100 reproducible forms are provided for instant use (Resident-centered Admission forms, Lifestyle, Habits & Routines Questionnaire, Spiritual and Cultural Assessments, etc.) Access job descriptions, performance evaluations, detailed admission and discharge checklists, and quality assurance tools.

Written in a policy-procedures format, interdisciplinary teamwork is promoted to comply with 100+ CMS OBRA F-tags related to Social Services and other important federal regulations (OSHA, HIPAA, ADA, and Patient Self-Determination Act) as well. An excellent aid for JCAHO accreditation!

Topics cover Admission, Transfer, and Discharge, Resident Rights, Communications, Public Relations, Documentation, Quality Assurance, Medically-Related Social Services and Groups, and more! Quality of life issues such as pain management, behavior management, cultural diversity, and resident-centered care planning are addressed throughout. Hundreds of program ideas, websites, and other resources make this a “MUST HAVE” for your department!

553 pages. 12" x 12" Three-ring binder. Sh. wt. 7.8 lbs.

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AL-Soc-3rdEd-CARF.jpg TR-TIPS' Social Services for Assisted Living Manual
$135.00
3rd Edition, © 2001-2007
By Susan M. Newell, M.A., C.T.R.S.
& Kathy A. Montagne, B.A., C.S.W.

Specifically designed for Social Service Professionals in Assisted Living/ Residential Care settings. This newly updated “HOW TO” management manual is the ideal one-stop reference whether you’re new to providing hands-on assistance and support, or have years of experience teaching, training, or consulting. Resident-Centered and Resident-Directed care are emphasized throughout.

Over 230 current topics, written in detailed, easy-to-implement policy and procedure format help you manage all the major aspects of your job. 90 reproducible forms (Lifestyle, Habits, & Routine Questionnaire, Cultural and Spiritual Assessments, job descriptions, intervention logs, checklists for move-in and move-out, etc.) are included in this “12-books-in-1" resource.

Topics include Resident Rights, Communication, Public Relations, Service Plans, Documentation and Paperwork, Quality Assurance, Social Service Groups, Move In and Move Out, and more! Quality of Life and Quality of Care concerns and interdisciplinary teamwork are addressed from behavior management and pain issues to cultural diversity and decision-making. An excellent aid for CARF accreditation! Suggestions for achieving and/or maintaining compliance with federal regulations (OSHA, HIPAA, ADA, Patient Self-Determination Act) are also provided. Hundreds of program ideas, websites, and other resources are included, making this a “MUST HAVE” for your department!

534 pages, 12" x 12". Three-ring binder. Sh. Wt. 7.75 lbs.
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SocialServicesSurveyMadeEasy.jpg TR-TIPS' Social Services Survey-Made-Easy
$62.00
A Comprehensive Do-It-Yourself Workbook © 2007
by Susan M. Newell, MA, C.T.R.S.

Survey Yourself
Designed specifically for Social Service departments, now you can survey yourself with this easy-to-use workbook. Self-evaluate your compliance for over 100 CMS-OBRA F-tags and other federal regulations (OSHA, HIPAA, ADA) related to Social Services.

It’s Easy - Just Answer Yes & No Questions!
If the answer is No - consider correcting it.

Designed with “best practice” efforts in mind, this ongoing quality improvement workbook helps you go beyond “minimum compliance” to provide the highest quality of programs and services for your residents! Actual regulatory information, “Key Points” that surveyors look for, and resources you should review while conducting your survey are included, along with easy-to-answer questions and detailed worksheets. Resident-centered care and interdisciplinary efforts are examined throughout!

Survey areas include: Admission, Transfer, Discharge; Department Management; Documentation; Medically-related Social Services; Quality of Life Issues; Resident Rights; and Safety, Sanitation, and Infection Control.

186 pages. 8 ½ " x 11". Soft cover. Sh.wt. 1.5 lbs.

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adorable-baby.jpg Adorable Photographs of Our Baby
$18.00
Meaningful Mind Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones and Involved Professionals

Through the use of baby photographs, the easy to use book provides the activity professional and other staff members with a host of visual, conversation-starting exercises and ideas. It focuses on things that folks with dementia can do and helps them, and those interacting with them, feel good..The photographs are presented in such a way as to maximize Alzheimer's folks' attention, and provide them with a mind stimulating, meaningful pastime.

ISBN- 978-1424321841
Publication Date- December 4, 2006
Pages- 44
Publisher- Ideas Press

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$17.00
Your Amazing Brain Learn about the mind and its functions Easy to follow text with full-color photos and illustrations help you understand what your brain does every day. A must have for waiting room areas in your building! Larege, easy-to-read print. Includes glossary and resources. By Marge Engleman, PhD. Softcover book, 36 pgs., 2008.
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aerobicsofthemind.jpg Senior Boutique's Aerobics of the Mind
$32.00
Mental fitness programming Put together unique programs that go beyond passive entertainment to active participation! Author Marge Engelman believes sound mental fitness practice is based upon the “use it or lose it” philosophy. Learn how you can encourage older adults to stretch their thinking, try new ways of behaving, stimulate memory and develop a more creative brain. This comprehensive guide shows you how to create a mental fitness program from the ground up. Includes warm-up strategies, model programs that can be adapted for your group, thinking exercises and activities, and an annotated list of publications and organizations. Created by Marge Engelman, Ph.D. Softcover, 220 pgs., 1996, 2005. Aerobics of the Mind book is included in the Mental Fitness Library.
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haw-activities-for-elderly.jpg Innovations in Activities for the Elderly
$88.95
Proceedings of the National Association of Activity Professionals Convention

Edited by Jane D. Cook

Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs.

Hard Cover ISBN
978-0-86656-389-3
1985
120 pp.

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haw-music.gif You Bring Out the Music in Me
$54.00
Music in Nursing Homes
Edited by Beckie Karras, RMT-BC, ACC

Discover how music can energize nursing home activity programs!

An enlightening book, You Bring Out the Music in Me, explores how music motivates, enriches, touches, relaxes, and energizes the elderly in nursing homes. Practicing music therapists explain how music “speaks” to all of us, regardless of our language, culture, or abilities and how it can be used with groups and individuals in nursing homes to encourage relaxation and expression of feeling and increase socialization. The chapters encompass both music therapy practice in gerontology as well as practical ideals and suggestions for activities directors who want to use music in their nursing home activities programs. This readable book includes a history of music therapy, the need for research in the field, discussions of music in groups and music with individuals, and a useful resource list of music materials.

Soft Cover
ISBN 978-0-7890-6038-9
135 pp.
1988

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haw-garden.gif Generations Gardening Together
$34.95
Sourcebook for Intergenerational Therapeutic Horticulture

by
Jean M. Larson, HTR, CTRS, MA
Mary H. Meyer, PhD, MS, BS

Bring a Sensory Garden to life in a structured therapeutic horticulture program!

Intergenerational gardening programs bring the generations together. This book presents a tested, hands-on, easy-to-use activity plan that benefits the development of relationships between adults over 70 and school-age children. It shows how to limit frustration for both groups, how to plan activities that are functional and non-contrived, and how to assure that the interaction between elders and children is rewarding and pleasant for both. The activities rely on inexpensive, readily available tools and resources available throughout the growing season.

Soft Cover ISBN
978-1-56022-320-7
2006
91 pp

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12MonthsofTrivia.jpg Senior Boutique's "12 Months of Trivia"
$20.95
Themed seniors trivia books are filled with quizzes and questions that are designed to exercise the thought process of Seniors and to promote the retrieval of information stored in seniors long-termed memory. Suggested follow-up questions and activities are offered to continue seniors recall of information. The trivia books can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource centers, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver and seniors caretaker. 112 pages
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baumhover-0297.gif Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Persons
$33.00
Written for all those working in social and health care settings who work with older adults, this practical guide constitutes a current and accurate reference for detecting and managing abuse and neglect. Based on more than a decade of research, education and training in elder mistreatment, the book combines theory and practice to offer a comprehensive set of guidelines to assess whether elder abuse and neglect has occurred. It includes discussion of the different types of abuse, and equips the reader with effective intervention strategies to defuse abusive situations.
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52WeeksofTrivia.jpg Senior Boutique's "52 Weeks of Trivia"
$20.95
Themed seniors trivia books are filled with quizzes and questions that are designed to exercise the thought process of Seniors and to promote the retrieval of information stored in seniors long-termed memory. Suggested follow-up questions and activities are offered to continue seniors recall of information. Can be used by the seniors activity director, seniors resource centers, adult day care centers and one on one by the seniors caregiver and seniors caretaker. 112 pages
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atoztrivia.jpg Senior Boutique's A-Z Trivia for Seniors
$15.95
This trivia book for seniors, in LARGE PRINT format, offers over 1000 trivia questions in alphabetical order. Reminding Seniors of the first letter of the answers will enhance success. Use these large print trivia books as handouts, as a game, for seniors activity director, seniors resource center, adult day care centers in a group setting or one on one for the seniors caregiver. 64 pages
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Alza_Cover.jpg Alzheimer's Activities
$29.95
ALZHEIMER'S ACTIVITIES: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Highly-acclaimed 288-page hardcover book that is packed with creative ideas. It is a valuable resource for effective, time-saving activities and inspiration for caregivers.

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tr-tipmd3careplan.jpg TR-TIPS' MDS 3.0, CAAs and Care Plans for Activities
$50.00
by Susan Newell, MA, CTRS © 2010, TR-TIPS, Inc.

A COMPLETE Activity/Recreation focused guide to complete the MDS 3.0 and the entire Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Process! Based on the CMS RAI Manual and CMS training sessions. Interdisciplinary teamwork is discussed throughout.

Follow easy-to-use instructions to:
• Accurately complete MDS 3.0 sections (B, C, D, E, F, and O. O400F) related to Activities and Recreation Therapy.
• Identify how EACH MDS 3.0 Section impacts the provision of Activity/Recreation services and care planning!
• Conduct Resident interviews.
• Identify Activity-specific CATs and complete the CAA for #10 Activities. (CAA Checklist and Sample CAAs are included.)
• Develop individualized, interdisciplinary care plans.
• Communicate and implement care plan content across disciplines, and with residents/families.
• Evaluate each Resident’s status on an ongoing basis.


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WGG_book_front_cover.jpg Word Game Gumbo
$18.95
Respecting the life experiences of mature adults, this is a fun yet challenging large print word games book. 173 pages, 11 different categories. Each large print puzzle is followed by large print answers for easy reference. This book can be used in group settings or pages can be photocopied and handed out for individual use as well. Jodi Biewen is a Senior Activities Specialist in Assisted Living. Incorporating a variety of creative approaches to enrich the lives of others, she plans to create books and products that aid activity professionals in their daily work.

Graymatters Books
Challenging the Mature Mind

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sexuality.jpg Sexuality and Long Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults
$45.00
by Gayle Appel Doll, M.S., Ph.D.

Responding to the sexual desires of older adults in residential environments is widely recognized as a challenge by care staff, administrators, and family members. This new resource meets the challenge head on, exploring the issues surrounding sexual expression from all perspectives. It addresses the question of how, in an increasingly person-centered care culture, long-term care facilities balance individual resident rights against the needs and concerns of the community as a whole. Who decides what is appropriate or inappropriate, and how?

The first book to take a person-centered approach to resident sexuality in long-term care, this groundbreaking training tool represents sexual expression as a significant part of personality, explains why it is important to honor longings for intimacy, and provides strategies for teaching staff how to effectively, respectfully, and compassionately acknowledge those needs. It will enlighten anyone who believes sexuality vanishes with age and offers solutions for navigating this highly charged issue.

Informative, engaging, and instructive, this helpful resource builds upon case studies that illustrate potential issues surrounding resident sexuality in various long-term care settings. Each scenario creates opportunities for healthy discussion about how the staff handled the situation, what was done well and what wasn’t, and how to improve the outcomes. Throughout the book, best care practices for supporting resident sexuality are validated by research.

Long-term care administrators, nurses, social workers, counselors, direct care staff, ombudsmen, and others devoted to enhancing the quality of life in nursing homes will find answers to pressing questions surrounding sexuality, including

What is normal sexual expression in old age?
How does dementia affect sexuality?
What triggers inappropriate behaviors, and how can they be addressed and prevented?
What constitutes consent and/or competence?
How can lack of privacy be minimized in long-term care environments?
What concerns do LGBT residents bring to a long-term care community?
How can residents be protected from sexually transmitted diseases?
What do policies regarding sexual expression convey about a community's commitment to resident quality of life?

Valuable tools for staff training are included, such as reproducible handouts and group learning activities that encourage staff and managers to explore attitudes and biases about resident sexuality and to help organizations develop policies related to this fundamental need. Important take-away points are highlighted and sidebars offer effective solutions to common dilemmas surrounding sexuality in long-term care settings.

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designinnovations.jpg Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's: Creating Caring Environments
$115.00
As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the cultural changes related to these phenomena, grows so do the implications for interior design. Focus on recent innovations in care environments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic.

This comprehensive book features: Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care and hospice and the increased use of gardens and outdoor space in environments for the aging. Material on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products.

Design solutions that extend beyond assisted-living facilities and nursing homes as they can be easily adapted for residential use.

Photographs, line drawings, and a 16-page color insert that bring the material to life.

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handbookalzdisease.jpg The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
$199.95
The reference is a broad-ranging review of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias from both basic and clinical neuroscience perspectives; it provides scientists and medical professionals with an extensive introduction and an up-to-date review of cutting-edge scientific advances.

- Brings the reader up-to-date with cutting-edge developments in this exciting and fast-paced field
-Summarizes the most recent developments in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
-Brings together articles from a prominent and international group of contributors
-Encompasses a unique range of topics, combining basic molecular perspectives and cognitive neurosciences

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LifeSongsBook_Page_1.jpg Life Song Books
$39.95
LifeSongs
Recordable Memory Book

LifeSongs is a sturdy 12-page photo album with a built in recorder that enables you to tell a person’s life story through sight and sound. It was designed by a memory care professional who witnessed the many benefits of using music to evoke memories, joy and positive behaviors. Research has also proven the magic of music and memory for people with dementia.

The book has a 60 second record button for each page that can record your voice, a favorite song, prayer, rhyme, etc. This adds meaning to the picture collages that you create and can help remind a person with dementia who they are. It can be used as a tool for caregivers to learn all about a person whether at home or in a care facility. You can also document special occasions or capture Grandma’s voice telling her own story.

LifeSongs is a 12 inch hardback book that comes with batteries and is sealed for protection. It includes directions for you to personalize it with pictures and meaningful songs.

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Alternative Solutions in Long Term Care provide resources and services for Health Care Professionals and Care Givers. Recreation Therapists, Activity Directors, Social Workers, Creative Arts Specialists, and other health care workers utilize this site to obtain information and purchase products for use in nursing homes and long term care facilities. Products and resources include sensory stimulation products, relaxation videos, party supplies, care plans, activity calendars, and more. For additional resources visit our associate site the Therapeutic Recreation Directory at www.recreationtherapy.com. To become certified in Dementia Care go to www.nccdp.org.

 

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