Monthly Archives: August 2011

17 August 2011

Attainment Company Publishes Book to Transform Senior Care in Long-Term Settings

Posted August 17, 2011 in Resources / Providers

On August 1, 2011, Attainment Company released its new Aging Resources book, Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation, by Lyn Geboy and Beth Meyer-Arnold. The book provides caregivers with a practical approach for implementing person-centered care, a promising mode for achieving culture change in elder and dementia care facilities.

Based on the authors’ research and real-world application in an elder and dementia care facility, the book provides caregivers with the foundation they need to make system-wide improvements. The action plan outlines nine basic strategies for implementing person-centered care, and a toolkit with two dozen operational tools helps caregivers assess progress. A CD with a printable PDF and a customizable Microsoft Word version of the Toolkit is included.

Person-Centered Care in Practice pioneers a movement of change in long-term care facilities for the elderly. “Changing culture is personal,” Beth says. “We must drive change for the people we serve, as passionately as if it were for ourselves.”

The book was released on August 1, 2011, and is available for order from Attainment Company’s website or catalog.

For additional information on Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation and other aging resources, email

About Attainment Company
Attainment Company is an independent, family-owned publishing business based in Verona, Wisconsin. Since 1979, Attainment Company has been a leader in creating products for people with cognitive disabilities. Attainment has a growing product line for elders including Aerobics of the Mind, Mind your Mind, Alzheimer’s Disease Manual, and Straight Talk About Dementia. Please visit for more information and products.

11 August 2011

Conference Hotel Room Deadline August 20, 2011

Posted August 11, 2011 in Events / Conference

Are You Attending the 2011 National Conference? Book Your Room at Hilton Milwaukee Before the August 20 Deadline…and Pack Your Swimsuit!

Milwaukee’s Only “Beachfront” Hotel

Want one more reason to attend the conference? Join us after hours at a downtown Milwaukee indoor waterpark. Located in the Hilton Milwaukee, Paradise Landing offers you and your family a unique tropical getaway year-round. Paradise Landing boasts 20,000 square feet of fun and excitement.

  • A 3-story Jamaican Village with four fantastic water slides
  • An Idyllic Lagoon
  • Hydro-therapy Spa that accommodates up to 31 people
  • Kiddy Pool with Beached Boat Slide, Turtle Squirt and Mushroom Rain Drop Fountain
  • Seashell Slide and Frog Slide
  • Lily Pad Walk
  • Water Cannons

BOOK Before August 20, 2011

The National Adult Day Services Conference will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center September 22-24, 2011. The Hilton is providing our conference attendees with a fabulous rate of $139 per night for a single or double room, so reserve your room by August 20, 2011! Make sure to identify affiliation with the National Adult Day Services Association at the time the reservation is made to receive the group rate. Register now online at or call 1-414-935-5940 or 1-800-HILTONS. Please note that any attendee not identifying his or her affiliation with the National Adult Day Services Association at the time the reservation is made will not be extended the group rate.

Family Fun Center

Need a break from aquatic action? Visit the Family Fun Center and try your hand at a wide variety of video, table and arcade games. The more you play, the more tickets you win to redeem for fun prizes. Tokens for games are available for purchase in the arcade and the tickets can be redeemed at the arcade hospitality desk.

Cabana Cove

“A Taste of Paradise” awaits you at Cabana Cove, serving your favorite snacks and refreshments perched above the waterpark.


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