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Working with the confused elderly. (Training pack)

Authors:
BANKS Eva, WINN Roger
Publisher:
Wandsworth. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1983
Pagination:
68p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Digital Media

Living life: activity at the heart of care

Authors:
GOODMAN Alexander, (Director)
Publisher:
National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
London

This DVD contains three short films, entitled 'Why activity is important'; Living a meaningful life; and 'Starting the transformation' which provide an insight into providing good quality care in care homes for older people. The films draw on interviews with older people, staff, relatives and volunteers to show how life in a care home can include real relationships and a sense of community. The DVD, produced as part of the Activity Toolkit series, can be used as a training resource for those working in care homes.

Book

Nutritional care of older people: a workbook

Author:
TAYLOR Amanda
Publisher:
M&K
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
53p.
Place of publication:
Keswick

This is a self-directed study workbook that can be used stand alone or as part of a more formal training programme. It is particularly relevant to care workers looking after people in their own homes, in residential care and in hospitals. Contents include: what is a health diet?; malnutrition and monitoring people who may be at risk of malnutrition; food fortification and nutritional supplements; special dietary needs; ethnicity, religion and culture; relevant policy guidelines and standards. The appendices include dietary history, food record and weight charts as well as checklists for best practice.

Book

Not "them and us": simply us!: trainer's pack

Authors:
ARCHIBALD Carole, MURPHY Charlie
Publisher:
University of Stirling. Dementia Services Development Centre
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
Stirling

This Training Pack is in response to many requests for training material on activities for people with dementia. The training pack helps staff to look at the why, how and what of activities. The pack has many applications but it is primarily aimed at managers and co-ordinators who train staff in their place of work. The pack helps staff to develop and improve their practice with regard to activities.

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Fill in the gaps: a toolkit for professionals working with older deafblind people

Author:
SENSE
Publisher:
Sense
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
London

This toolkit offers information and advice for professionals working with older deafblind people. It explains what deafblindness is and how it affects people. It sets out the legal responsibilities that social services have and explains how deafblind people can be supported and helped.

Book

Promoting independence: candidate handbook: S/NVQ level 3

Author:
NOLAN Yvonne
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
360p.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Candidates can now take a specialist route through their NVQ in order to work with the elderly or those with special needs. This title is specially written for these candidates. The title covers 5 mandatory units of the award and 10 of the option units, providing students with a choice in their selection of option units. Case studies encourage candidates to apply their learning in the context of the type of work they will be doing, whilst "Check It Out" sections aim to help candidates build on their own experiences and give them confidence in their work. "Test Yourself" sections ensure candidates understand all the theory they have learnt. "Active Knowledge" tasks help candidates to apply the theory in their own place of work.

Book

Memory games for groups

Author:
DYNES Robin
Publisher:
Speechmark
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
178p.
Place of publication:
Bicester

Although primarily for use with older people, these games can be successfully enjoyed by people of all ages. The games can be used as part of a social activities programme, for reminiscence sessions, for reality orientation, to exercise memory skills and to promote discussion. The book contains 20 games and guidance on how to run sessions.

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Managing risk, minimising restraint: exploring restraint

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2009
Place of publication:
London

One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of managing risk and minimising restraint when working with older people in care homes. The resource provides an interactive exploration of definitions - what the word restraint means to different people and different types of restraint; thoughts and ideas about the use of restraint and how to minimise it. Knowing the individual, valuing the views of relatives and working as a team will help reduce the need for restraint. This resource contains audio and video.

Book Full text available online for free

Dementia toolkit: information for staff

Author:
SOUTH WEST YORKSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH NHS TRUST
Publisher:
South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
38, 53p.
Place of publication:
Wakefield

This toolkit has been developed for staff working with people who have dementia and their carers within South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust (SWYMHT). It can be used to assist staff with planning care, reflecting on practice and decision making within clinical supervision or multidisciplinary team meetings. The dementia toolkit is designed to stimulate ideas about how to best care for people with dementia and their carers, identify skill or knowledge areas that need to be developed and find out what training is available, and become aware of what the research evidence suggests about a particular care approach.  Sections cover challenging behaviour, communication, carer stress, the use of validation therapy, the use of structured exercise to improve mobility, cognitive stimulation and Reality Orientation Therapy and reminiscence therapy. Within the sections there are useful tools and case examples to show clearly how research has been used in practice. The section on training shows what is available for staff to improve their skills and is a useful tool in developing a personal development plan as part of the annual Knowledge and Skills Framework process.

Book

Active communication education (ACE): a program for older people with hearing impairment

Authors:
HICKSON Louise, WORRALL Louise, SCARINCI Nerina
Publisher:
Speechmark
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
94p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Brackley

This small group training programme is designed to help those over the age of 50 with hearing impairment to become more effective communicators in everyday life. It encompasses activities that can be challenging for older people with hearing impairment including: using the telephone, listening to the television, going to a restaurant and conversing at mealtimes. The programme is divided into a series of six modules: Communication needs analysis; Conversation in background noise; Conversation around the house; Communication with difficult speakers; Listening to other signals; and, Listening to PA systems.  Each module includes photocopiable handouts that cover a detailed discussion of each communication activity, possible solutions, practical exercises, home exercises and feedback.  The programme is written for health professionals, including audiologists, speech and language therapists and nurses working in the community. It was successfully trialled in Brisbane and is aimed at improving communication, reducing social isolation and improving overall quality of life and well-being.

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