Establish the needs of your community -- Creating an agenda -- Establishing a mentor training program -- Defining the culture of your community -- Conducting the orientation program -- Skills testing for new and existing staff -- The first days on the neighborhood -- Building successful relationships -- Showing you care -- Evaluations -- Barriers to success -- Person-centered care : the heart of the matter.
Constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.
"A parable about a thriving community guided by elders on the fictional island of Kallimos provides the vision behind the author's real-life efforts in the Eden Alternative and Green House programs to replace medical-model nursing homes with healing communities". - Red Deer College
"The parable in this book was previously published with minor differences as a hardcover book titled Learning from Hannah. Portions of the back matter appeared in What Are Old People For?"--T.p. verso.