Don’t Take It Personally
By Cassy Dencker | Posted on 02.27.2013 | with 6 comments
Have you been on the receiving end of someone’s insolent behavior? How did you feel during and after the hostility? Hurt, upset, confused, mad? Get tips for rationally detaching when you’re faced with rude or insulting behavior.  Read more »
Increasing Access to Care for Vulnerable Patients
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 02.26.2013 | with 1 comments
Through our UK merger with Positive Options, we devised a training programme, CH-3SM Skills for Clinical Holding, which gives staff the knowledge to address issues of risk and skills to hold patients safely whilst procedures are performed.  Read more »
Follow Your Heart to Raise the Standard for Memory Care!
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 02.26.2013 | with 1 comments
I’m proud and excited to share an awesome infographic that beautifully conveys our message of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s with passion and heart. Please share this infographic to show your support for raising the standard for memory care!  Read more »
Reducing Restraint: Thoughts on Balancing Safety
By Kendra Stea | Posted on 02.21.2013 | with 0 comments
Taking a quick side step from my usual discussion about violence prevention in health care and mental health, I wanted to drop a note here about legislative activity in the world of education.  Read more »
Breakthrough Legislation: Medicare to Cover Therapy for Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 02.13.2013 | with 5 comments
I am so excited to share with you news of a landmark ruling that brings great news for persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their families. With this legislation, therapists are now empowered to establish maintenance plans to minimize problems for persons with Alzheimer’s and other progressive conditions.  Read more »
Creating Quality Dementia Care: Training, Consulting, Recognition
By Tony Jace | Posted on 02.07.2013 | with 5 comments
We offer a range of tools to make life better for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, including a suite of consulting services. DCS consults on memory care projects large and small. Dementia care consultations range in scope from helping staff customize activities to helping organizations build state-of-the-art facilities f...  Read more »
Changing Your Hospital’s Culture of Care
By Kendra Stea | Posted on 02.05.2013 | with 0 comments
It’s not enough to say “We have a zero-tolerance policy for violence.” The truth is that everyone does—but how do we actualize that? How do we work together throughout the hospital to ensure that nonviolence is a reality?  Read more »
CPI at the ANA Conference: Helping You Reach the CORE of Quality
By Kendra Stea | Posted on 01.31.2013 | with 1 comments
Violence is not an acceptable part of your job! Come see us at the ANA’s 7th Annual Nursing Quality Conference next week in Atlanta and tell us about your challenges, your successes, and how we can help craft a solution for your facility.  Read more »
Think Local; Act Local
By Mark Gorman | Posted on 01.25.2013 | with 2 comments
The idea came to me over the festive period. Our office manager, Caroline, had the excellent idea that, rather than give each other gifts, cards, etc., we should donate toys to the local radio appeal for disadvantaged and vulnerable children.  Read more »
You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
By Cassy Dencker | Posted on 01.24.2013 | with 1 comments
How does a bad day affect your attitudes and emotions at work? Do you snap unnecessarily at a coworker who asks a simple question or just says “Good morning”? Are you productive or does your bad attitude stick around the whole day? This is a good example of how Precipitating Factors can be a huge consideration in the workplace....  Read more »
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