Through hands-on stories and examples, this chaptered DVD shows the positive impact of person-centered care. When caregivers meet persons with dementia "where they are and find creative and engaging ways to connect with each individual, based on their needs and preferences, life is better for both residents and staff.
The DVD includes the case study of Elaine, a resident who, for extended periods of time, attempts to leave the facility and go home. By pinpointing the importance of knowing the resident, it shows how her "exit-seeking behavior is addressed and managed in the context of who she is and what she needs at that particular time.
The DVD also shows how to make life richer for the residents who have dementia by
- personalizing their dining experience
- encouraging use of remaining abilities
- engaging them in creative activities
- Know the Resident
- Person-Centered Dining
- Summer Camp
- Duet Bike