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 agingresources@attainmentcompany.com.

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 www.attainmentcompany.com for more information and products.