The concept for this manual came from my volunteer work 1972-2011 with the elderly in six skilled nursing facilities (two in Michigan and four in Connecticut). Now we will put together a team of experienced people to complete the project.
This Manual can be used in other types of facilities and can be adapted for use in home care. Although my experience was with large eldercare facilities, current thinking emphasizes the multiple benefits of providing home care whenever feasible. There are new concepts in eldercare that replicate a home-like setting and we should encourage these efforts.