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Please contact Maureen Squires at Maureen.Squires@illinois.gov or 217-785-8683 if you are interested in borrowing any of the following resources from the Department's library:

Listing of DVDs available for loan:

  • Bathing Without A Battle Creating a better bathing experience for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Practices For staff members in long term care
  • Smart Move Safe Resident Transfers in Nursing Facilities
  • Harassment (Spanish) How to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace
  • Strength in Numbers: The Importance of Nursing Home Family Councils Made by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care
  • Advance Medical Directives, Something to Think About Describes how to handle wishes for end-of-life care (English and Spanish)
  • Cultural Diversity in Health Care How to assist with developing culturally competent care
  • The Why and What of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program: Perspectives on History and Development
  • See Me An Award-winning short film (10 minutes) that provides a unique perspective into the thoughts and lives of elders * suggested viewing for everyone in the Aging Network!!!!! *
  • Injury Prevention: Preventing Suicide and Depression Teaches how to spot signs of suicide and depression. 12 minutes
  • May I Help You? Problem Behavior and Emergencies Strategies to help feeding assistants boost nutritional intake
  • May I Help You? Proper feeding techniques Highlights skills needed to provide respectful care and improved communication with residents. 18 minutes
  • Abuse: The Resident's Perspective What is it like to be on the other side of care? 20 minutes
  • The Geriatric Nursing Assistant: The Most Important Team Player The Most Important Eyes. 20 minutes
  • The S.E.L.F. Program - Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
  • A Time to Care: Activities of Daily Living Practical aspects of every day activities in caring
  • Understanding Dementia: The Caregiver's Notebook Describes what memory loss is normal
  • What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Alzheimer 's disease 54 minutes
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: An Introduction to the Habilitation Approach to Care 32 minutes

Listing of VHS tapes available for loan:

  • A Credo of Support A four-minute tape set to music which offers support to people who care for someone with a disability.
  • Best Boy An award-winning story about parents and their 52-year-old developmentally disabled son living at home. 105 minutes
  • Best Man An award-winning story about Best Boy (above) 20 years later. 87 minutes
  • Wandering: Is it a Problem? This tape addresses common but often misunderstood behavior patterns of patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. 14 minutes
  • Behind Closed Doors Elder Abuse
  • It Can Happen to Anyone Problems with alcohol and medication among older adults. Produced by Hazelden. 26 minutes
  • When Gambling is No Longer Fun Helping Problem Senior Gamblers
  • Fall Prevention for Seniors How to Stay Safe in the Home

 

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