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An online course offered by Ideas Institute, in which you will learn how to improve safety during meals, how to increase intake during meals, how to reduce dehydration, and other valuable skills and options for assisting individuals with dementia during mealtimes.
IDEAS for a Better Visit
Helpful ideas to better prepare family members, friends, and volunteers for visiting in a long term care facility. Makes each visit easier, more fun, and more enjoyable. A 20 page large print booklet that includes information about the sights and sounds to expect, how to visit with someone who has hearing, vision, or memory loss, what to say, do, or bring during a visit, bringing children during the visit, and more! Back cover is cut to allow for insertion of a business card.
Meal Time Matters
A training program that builds nursing assistants’ skills related to dining,
swallowing disorders, and safe feeding assistance. Topics covered include: normal
swallowing; signs and symptoms of disordered swallowing; diets and liquid consistencies;
assistive eating devices; safe meal time guidelines. Author: Jennifer A. Brush,
MA, CCC/SLP This Training Program Includes:
- CD with a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation
- Trainer’s speaking text for each slide
- Three interactive exercises lasting 5-15 minutes each
- 8-minute DVD – Solutions to meal time challenges
- Participant handouts
- Nursing assistant skills checklist
- Learning assessment
Meal Time Matters at Home
A training program that builds home caregivers’ skills related to dining, swallowing disorders, and safe feeding assistance. Topics covered include: normal swallowing; signs disordered swallowing; diet and liquid consistencies; oral care, preventing dehydration and malnutrition, assistive eating devices; and safe meal time guidelines. Author: Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC/SLP
This Training Program Includes:
- CD with a 90-minute PowerPoint® presentation
- Trainer’s Speaking Text for each slide
- Four Interactive Exercises lasting 10-20 minutes each
- Participant Handouts
- Mealtime Assistance Checklist
- Learning Assessment (pre and post-test)
Private Versus Shared Bedroom Report
Final report from a project funded by The Commonwealth Fund that explores factors that differentiate private from shared bedrooms in nursing homes. The paper explores psychosocial and satisfaction factors, clinical factors, operational factors, and building/construction cost factors. This is complete report (58 pages) which includes more detailed analysis of the literature and more detailed information about the construction costs analysis (basis used) than was published in The Gerontologist.
Author: Margaret P. Calkins, PhD.