Now Available! The Savvy Resident’s Guide:
Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay But Were Afraid to Ask
Read more about this large-print book for residents, family members, staff, and students here:
Free Audio: Interview by Psychotherapist Bill O’Hanlon
In this audio, mental health expert Bill O’Hanlon talks with Dr. El about the role of nursing home psychologists and how their work can transform facilities and improve the lives of residents, families, and staff members.
Coping with Grief, for Staff Members: Conversation with grief expert Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Beloved residents decline and then die, their families stop visiting the nursing home — coming to terms with these losses is an unacknowledged challenge of our work. Especially helpful for training directors, new employees, or those struggling with a current loss either on or off the job, this 20-minute audio will help staff members:
- Understand their feelings
- Recognize symptoms of grief
- Identify coping skills
- Assist each other in creating a supportive community
- Signs of Grief checklist
- LovingKindness Meditation Sign suitable for posting at the nursing station
Instant Download: Only $7.99
Reducing Senior Bullying: Conversation with Bullying Expert Robin Bonifas, PhD, MSW
This 50-minute audio addresses how organizations can implement programs to reduce senior bullying, discussing in detail issues touched upon in Dr. Bonifas’ blog series on Senior Bullying. Listeners will learn:
How to discover the extent of senior bullying in your facility
Who should be involved in a task force to reduce senior bullying
How to distinguish between bullying and the problematic behavior of residents with dementia
Ways to create a positive environment that encourages caring behavior and thus reduces bullying
Instant Download: Only $10.99
For Recreation Therapists:
Free! Nursing Home Activities:
Leadership Strategies for Maximum Socialization (PDF)
Are residents sleeping through your groups? In her friendly, straightforward style, Dr. El describes simple techniques leaders can use to create recreational groups where members are energized and connected to the group and to each other.
Instant Download: FREE!
Here are two audios that will change the way you think about recreation. Order both and save:
10 Steps to Making Recreation The Most Valuable Department in the Nursing Home (MP3) $10.99
Tired of being undervalued and understaffed? This 20-minute audio provides an easy-to-implement step-by-step plan to transform your approach to activities and make the Recreation Department the mainstay of your nursing home.
Conquering Nursing Home Depression Through Recreational Activities (MP3) $10.99
YOU can help your residents conquer their depression, free from side effects and costly medications! This 20-minute audio shows how recreation is essential for reducing resident depression, gives practical techniques for activities staff, and anchors programming suggestions in recent research (so you can explain to your administrator why you want to create some new groups).
Order both audios at the same time by clicking the button below and save: $19.99
For Families: Essentials for Choosing a Nursing Home (and Becoming Part of the Team)
In this one-hour audio download, Dr. El provides essential information for families considering nursing home placement. This talk with Dale Carter of Transition Aging Parents is packed with insider information and tips that will transform the experience of nursing home placement for your whole family. Sharing psychological secrets, Dr. El will help listeners:
- Choose the nursing home best suited for your family
- Help your loved one thrive in long-term care
- Become a member of the treatment team
Instant Download: Only $10.99
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