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Consumer Consortium Assisted Living. For consumers; non-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to the needs, rights and protection of assisted living consumers and their loved ones; website
includes helpful tips and info for choosing assisted living; video available.
National patient safety goals. For professionals; JCAHO lists practical advice and tips.
Assisted living facilities: What they are and how to find
one (2003). For professionals and
consumers, this article (PDF Format) from GERIATRICS gives brief and
basic information about why one should choose assisted living, what
to look for when selecting a residence, location of residences,
medication issues, costs, and funding. (888) 527-7008 or (218) 723-9477.
Living: Needs, Practices and Policies in Residential Care for the
For professionals, this book provides information on the results
of a four-state study on assisted living facilities, the persons
residing in them and their needs, and how the facilities’ services
vary. American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
For professionals and consumers, this resource network works
with states, the disability and aging communities, and others who
are committed to high quality consumer-directed services in integrated
settings through cost-effective delivery models.
People & Improving Lives
(2003). For professionals, this website offers user-friendly
professional publications for the long term care industry. Becky
Dorner & Associates.
News Nourishing People & Improving Lives Long Term Care Foodservice
& Nutrition News (2003). For professionals, this newsletter
issue provides suggestions, tips and solutions to topics in nutrition
and long term care. Beckydorner. (800) 342-0285.
The Basic Care Guide for Elderly Patients (2003). For professionals, this video kit includes care
essentials such as vital signs, recognizing and preventing emergencies
and care. University of Maryland School of Medicine. (800) 328-7450. http://www.videopress.org/
2002 and earlier
A Guide To Choosing A Nursing Home (2002). For consumers,
this guide explains how to find and compare nursing homes
in your area, your nursing home resident rights, and where to call
for help. In addition, consumers can obtain comparative quality
data on care available in the nation's 17,000 Medicare and Medicaid
nursing homes. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS
Basic Nutrition for Long-Term
For professionals, this video covers certain
nutrition problems the elderly may have such as taste changes, loss
of appetite, chewing problems, need for special nutrients, weight
loss or gain, food-medication interactions, and constipation. National
Health Video, Inc. (800) 543-6803.
Bon Appetit!: The Joy of Dining in Long-Term Care (2001).
For professionals and consumers, this book allows you to
discover how mealtimes in long-term care facilities can become richly
rewarding rather than a chore to be endured 3 times a day. Based
on a proven mealtime program, Bon Appetit! Shows how to restore
the simple pleasures of eating to frail, confused or otherwise challenged
residents. Staff can benefit as well. Health Professionals Press. (888) 337-8808.
Diet Manual for Long Term Care Facilities. For professionals,
this manual contains commonly prescribed diets, guidelines
and menu planning ideas for specialized diets and the new diabetic
guidelines. Uses the Food Pyramid to provide information in a "foods
to serve" and "foods to limit" format. Elise Nucum-Allen,
MS, RD, New Jersey Association of Consultant Dietitians, 934 Dove
Island Road, Newton, NJ 07860.
Dining Skills Supplement (1998). For professionals,
this supplement (#5002) contains a dining skills checklist,
dysphagia reassessment checklist, finger foods, and a staff competency
checklist for eating assistance. Consultant Dietitians-Health Care
Facilities/American Dietetic Association.
(800) 877-1600 ext 5000
in Community-Based Elder Care (2001). For professionals
and consumers, this book examines the complexities involved
in developing an ethics for community-based long-term care. The
authors also challenge policy makers to make home care a more viable
option for older people in need. Chapters address many of the ethical
and practical problems that arise in the care of older people with
physical and mental disabilities - including how to allocate scarce
funds, how to keep good caregivers, how to balance concerns of autonomy,
risk and safety, worker stress. This book is ideal for practitioners,
policy makers, and students. Springer Publishing Company.
Health Management for Older Adults II
Description: Health Management for Older Adults
is a series of six audiocassette tapes designed to target
health professionals in the nursing home, hospital, clinic, and
home health care environments. This program was produced and distributed
by the University of Florida Geriatric Education Center (GEC), in
cooperation with the North Florida Area Health Education Centers
(AHEC) and the Gainesville VA Medical Center Geriatric Research,
Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Spring, 1999.
Contact: University of Florida Geriatric Education
Procurement Service Incorporated) Menu Program. For professionals,
this is the first Internet site developed to meet the purchasing
and informational needs of today's healthcare professional. It
also provides menu services especially for long-term care facilities,
assisted living retirement, and adult day care.
*A Simplified Diet Manual (1999). This manual is
designed to use in Assisted Living Facilities.
*Assisted Living Manual (1999). This manual
on Addressing Clients, Serving Clients, Table Settings, Proper
and Sanitary Food Handling, Preparation and Service, Policies
on Food Purchasing, Operations Forms and Position Descriptions.
Brief: Before The Boom: Trends In Long-Term Supportive Services
For Older Americans With Disabilities. For
professionals and consumers, this report identifies 14
trends related to cohort characteristics, disability rates, services
utilization patterns and public policy that are changing the evironment
of long-term supportive services. Full
report also available. AARP. (800) 424-3410.
Issues in Long-term
Care Development, Finance and Operations: White Papers from
ADC Finance and Development Conference (2002). For professionals,
these informational white papers available online (PDF
Format) cover topics such as: workforce management, facility maintenance,
affordable housing, strategic planning, and financing. American
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Development Council.
(800) 508-9442 or (202) 783-2242.
Nutrition Care Alerts for Nursing Facilities. For
professionals, this is a new tool for front line care providers
identifying warning signs and action steps for the most common nutrition
related conditions: unintended weight loss, dehydration, pressure
ulcers and tube feeding complications.
Nutrition Screening Initiative. (202) 625-1662.
Nutrition in Long-Term Care 2002 (2000). For professionals,
this publication includes definition of significant weight
loss by HCFA, how to avoid citations, MDS, PPS, interventions &
care maps and quality assurance tools. Kobriger Presents, Inc. (888)
Nutrition Services for Community Based Long Term Care Keiser
J. (1999). For professionals, this manual contains information
for assisted living facilities with 15 or fewer residents. Includes
chapters on Food Service Requirements, Meal Patterns and Menus,
Description of Food Groups, and a Certification Food Safety Check
List. Maryland Department of Aging. (410) 767-1095.
Policy & Procedure (2000). For professionals,
this manual includes step-by-step guidelines to ensure
that nutritional and dietary needs are met for optimal health
of all residents.
Becky Dorner & Associates. (800) 342-0285.