Program Toolkits

Advancing Excellence Person Centered Care Goal

      Get the Excel Tool from AE website   Get the Excel Tool emailed to you                      

      Download Instructions for Excel Tool

      Download Interview Form                   Download Instruction Aid for Interviewers

      Download Implementation Guide       Download Detailed Preference Interview

      Download Top 10 Tips                      Download Why to Use the Tool 

      Webinar: May 2 AE Person Centered Care Tool Webinar

                     Advancing Excellence Person Centered Care Goal a webinar for Long-term Care Ombudsmen

 

Promoting Positive Well-Being: A Depression Prevention and Management Program

      Download Toolkit                         Download Smart Excel Sheet​    

      Download Draft Measures​           

      Download Educational Brochure

      Webinars: Overview, Learning Session 1, Learning Session 2, Learning Session 3

      Provider Magazine article: Managing Depression: A new program takes a preventative approach to depression management

      that employs early detection methods and individualized interventions.

Objective Preference Congruence Indicator

     Training Manual and Related Policies - forthcoming

 

Building Relationships to Enhance Resident-Centered Care: A Trainer's Guide to an Emotion-Focused Intervention
Download Introduction · Download Workshop
Related Project: Building Relationships to Enhance Resident-Centered Care: Taking Care of Your Feelings First and Taking Care of Residents' Feelings

 

Individualized Positive Psychosocial Interventions: A caregiver's guide to one-to-one recreational activities for persons with dementia.
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Related Project: Enhancing residents' quality of life through Individualized Positive Psychosocial Interventions
Related Publication: Van Haitsma, K., Ruckdeschel, K, & Lawton, M.P. (1999). "Enhancing residents' quality of life through Individualized Positive Psychosocial Interventions." Psychologists in Long Term Care Newsletter, 12(4), 5-7.
 

 

Interdisciplinary Care Planning: Administrative Manual
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Related Project: A Stimulation - Retreat Program for Alzheimer's Patients.
Related Publications:  Van Haitsma, K., Ruckdeschel, H., Mooney, R., et al. (2000). "Enhanced Interdisciplinary Care Planning for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Catalyst for Better Care." In M.P. Lawton & R. Rubinstein (Eds.). Interventions in Dementia Care: Toward Improving Quality of Life. Springer Press.

      Lawton, M.P., Van Haitsma, K., Klapper, J., Kleban, M., Katz, I., & Corn, J. (1998). "A stimulation-retreat special care unit for elders with dementing illness." International Psychogeriatrics, 10(4), 379-395.

      Lawton, M.P., Van Haitsma, K., & Klapper, J.A. (1994). "A balanced stimulation-retreat program for a special care dementia unit." Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: An International Journal, 8(1), S133-138.

 

Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center Palliative Care Program
Training Manual and Related Policies - forthcoming
Read Program Description
Related Projects: Palliative care in the nursing home: An ethnographic study
Related Publication: Hodgson, N.A., S. Segal, M. Weidinger, and M.B. Linde. "Being there: Contributions of the nurse, social worker, and chaplain." Generations, 28(2): 47-52.

 

R-E-M: Psychotherapy for treating depression in long-term care residents with dementia.
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Related Project: Depression in Dementia: A pilot project to develop a psychotherapeutic approach for persons residing in the nursing home
Related Publication: Carpenter, B., K. Ruckdeschel, H. Ruckdeschel, and K. Van Haitsma. (2003). "R-E-M psychotherapy: A manualized approach for long-term care residents with depression and dementia." Clinical Gerontologist, 25(1/2): 25-50.

      Carpenter, B. D., Ruckdeschel, H., Van Haitsma, K., & Ruckdeschel, K. (2000). "R-E-M: A psychotherapy for institutional residents with depression and dementia." In C. I. Wright (ed.), Mental health and aging: Meeting new challenges (pp. 18-22). Syracuse, NY: New York Statewide Resource Center for Geriatric Education.

      NY Times Article: How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years



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