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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association website is a great source for research, tools and information. Their professional care providers section provides a variety of useful materials for facilities and professionals, and the CareSource section helps caregivers coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing and enhance caregiving skills.

Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library

The Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library is the nation's largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's. Librarians are available to take questions by phone, e-mail or live chat. Online users can search the catalog, find books, journals and videos. Subscribe to their Web feed to be alerted when something new is added to the collection. 

The Eden Alternative

Eden At Home Series: Applies the 10 Eden Principles to those elders living at home along with their care partners (family, friends, neighbors, volunteers, home health professionals) The Eden Alternative is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live.

New York State Department of Health

The NYS Department of Health's Edge Program is a web based resource designed to give staff members in dementia care settings the tools they need to help provide quality care. The program offers guidance to identify and implement interventions that specifically address care and communication challenges faced in dementia care.

Mouthcare without a Battle

Mouth Care Without a Battle   Is an evidence-based approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment.  Developed by the research group that brought you "Bathing Without a Battle" (C), Mouth Care Without a Battle combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistence to care among persons with dementia and related conditions.

"Look at Me"

"Look at Me" is a video by the Veteran's Administration that tells the story of an elder in a long-term care facility. He asks those who care for him to see him as an individual instead of the shell of a person he is now.

On Line Journal of Issues in Nursing

Developing Person-Centred Care: Addressing Contextual Challenges Through Practice Development

Brendan McCormack, D.Phil (Oxon.), BSC (Hons.) Nursing, PGCEA, RNT, RGN, RMN
Jan Dewing, MPhD, MN, BSc, RGN, RNT
Tanya McCance, DPhil, MSc, BSc (Hons.) RGN

Developing person-centred care is not a one-time event; rather it requires a sustained commitment from organisations to the ongoing facilitation of developments, a commitment both in clinical teams and across organizations. Contextual factors pose the greatest challenge to person-centredness and the development of cultures that can sustain person-centred care.

What is that?

A moving short video that really sends a message about aging and intergenerational communication.

State Government of Victoria Australia, Department of Health

Best Care for Older People Everywhere

THE TOOLKIT

This website has many resources for person-centered practice.