Not another care handbook: Pearls of wisdom for care managers
This major work presents the thoughts in condensed form of 109 care home experts who have each written a chapter on key issues affecting the vitally important role of the manager in the care home. These experts start from the premise that the manager is central to the quality of care provided in a care home, and in an unique format, they have each focused on presenting the ten points they consider most important in their area of expertise.
With over 100 authors and each making ten points there are therefore more than 1000 pearls of wisdom. Topics covered include: Learning from each other, what it’s like being...., key management topics, promoting your home successfully, legal quagmires and pitfalls, running a safe home, staff: your most valuable resource, getting personal, valuing and working with residents/family/friends, activities, special challenges, end of life care, reflections.
Not another care handbook: Pearls of wisdom for care managers is designed to inspire inexperienced staff, energise and inform current staff and stimulate senior management.
256pp. Four colour throughout, 109 chapters by 109 authors and 109 photographs Edited by Dr Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, Caring Times Foreword by Barbara Pointon MBE.
Design for Aging
by David Hughes RIBA, Jeffrey Anderzhon FAIA, Stephen Judd PhD, Emi Kiyota PhD, Monique Wijnties BOT
Published by Wiley
Written by an international co-author team, this is a comprehensive book of at least 25 case studies of the best international contemporary examples of design for aging enviornments. Projects are in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. The in-depth case studies examine the impact of good design on the programming for the elderly within each facility.
David Hughes BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA; Altrincham, UK
David is Managing Director for Pozzoni LLP. His specialisms lie in aged care design and his work has been honoured with a National Care Award from Pinders/Caring times in 2008. He is a frequent speaker at professional care conferences both in the UK and Internationally.
Jeffrey Anderzhon FAIA; Fairfax VA
Jeffrey is an architect specialising in environments for the elderly and Principal with Crepidoma Consulting in Fairfax, Virginia. He served as co-author for the AIA for its book 'Design for Aging Post Occupancy Evaluations' (Wiley 2007).
Monique Wijnties BOT; Utrecht, The Netherlands
Monique is a consultant at Aedes-Actiz Expertise Centre Housing-Care, a joint initiative of ActiZ (Dutch association for nursing homes and homecare) and Aedes (Dutch organization of housing associations). She is project manager of 'Zorg in Woningen' the online application for designing homes with insight in space required for personal care.
Dr Stephen Judd PhD; Sydney, Australia
Stephen is Chief Executive of HammondCare, an independent Australian Charity. HammondCare serves more than2,500 patients, residents and clients. Judd co-edited the book Design for Dementia (Hawkins, 1998)
Dr Emi Kiyota PhD; Germantown MD
Emi is an environmental research consultant to aged care providers both in the United States and internationally. Her consulting projects include aging communities in Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast, Switzerland and Germany as well as the United States.
Review from Amazon.co.uk - "This book is ... for those who have an interest in architecture and despite too many of the pictures being in b/w, this book is phenomenal, plain and simple." Read the full review
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Designing Homes for People with Dementia
by Damian Utton BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA
Published by The Journal of Dementia Care
Good design helps to make the environment more understandable, resulting in huge benefits for everyone.
The 25 case studies illustrated in this book demostrate the principles of good design for people with dementia. The examples are drawn from nine countries across Northern Europe, North America and Australia.
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone committed to improving the built environment for people with dementia: from chief executive officers and directors of service providers, through to officials from regulatory authorities, home managers and staff, architects and interior designers, as well as nursing, medical and related professions.
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