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Self contained kits you use for staff in-service
Notebooks, interactive CDs & consulting services
Alternative ways to start and utilize our programs
Existing & anticpated studies on program efficacy
Existing client upgrades and new intervetions & programs
Behavior Management Programs
to moderate behaviors expressed by 90% of dementia patients.
improve the quality & cost of dementia care
exploit unused staff capabilities through self-managed, team programs
reduce psychotropics, polypharmacy, adverse reactions, side effects & falls
Programs are avialable for an individual patients, patient groups or whole care units. All
programs are indivualized for current needs against future performance goals.
Just in Time - Individual Resident Therapy
Most professional caregivers realize 80% of behavior problems are caused by 20% of
dementia patients. We provide "Just Enough" kits to help aides solve these problems.
Each kit is produced for a specific resident and designed to enable their key aides to plan, execute and evaluate an appropriate non-pharmacological program. We have found, to most skeptical clinicians, seeing is believeing. Therefore we have arranged for caregivers to recieve
a risk free trial of our individual patient therapy. Click here for more information on a trial.
Each Individual Patient Therapy kit contains:
4 CDs of individualized, engineered music to capture and hold that patients wounded conscious processing
Suggested non-pharmacological interventions to use to avoid or minimize the behavior
Reference & research about the behavior and it's caues
Training materials to train aides and have a care team select & use interventions
Care support materials to, plan execute and evaluate the interventions
See Behaviors & Individual Interventions covered with individual resident therapy.
Small Group Dementia Therapy Programs
The 80/20 rule may also apply to times of the day when multiple residents exhibit
behavioral symptoms in concert. Often this is when:
staff is occupied with other duties,
the care unit is short staffed,
residents are fatigued,
the environment uncontrollably over or under stimulating.
Our group interventions are designed to be used in anticipation of this times to reduce or
eliminate resulting group or individual behaviors. To determine the need for or design of group
programs please call our tool free 800 734 6186. We will set up a time during which you
can discuss your current situation with our case manager.
After a discussion of your current situation our case manager designs a kit of materials
you can use to plan, implement and adjust a small group program. Each kit contains:
An approiate number of CDs of engineered music individualized for your group needs
A clinical explanation and reference of behaviorcause & suggested alternative solutions
SmartChart training materials your caregivers use to build a team intervention
Care support materials to, plan, execute and evaluate the group interventions
Virtually all of our group programs were developed to meet a specific need of our clients:
Our dining program was developed to meet the needs of a facility who's existing dining
efforts required more labor than was available to them.
Our comfort zone program was developed for a PACE site who needed to avoid placement
of an excessive number of participants in skiled nursing facilities
Our polypharmacy program was developed to reduce chronic vocalization in a resident
which prevented her from having a roomate and the administrator filling an available bed.
Our pseudo-religious programs were developed for aged nuns who could no longer
participate in conventional services but benefited from reduced stimulation services.
Our sunbdowners and reminiscence programs were developed to provide diversion
for skilled nursing facilities who had excessive behavior problems on 2nd shift.
If you feel you have a specific problem with unwanted behaviors not currently covered by
us please call us to discuss your needs on our toll free line (800) 734 6186
Non Pharmacological Dementia Therapy for a Special Care Unit
We define a Special Care Unit as any organization caring for multiple people with dementia seeking to improve the cost effectiveness of that care. A special care unit can be a nursing unit
in a long term care facility, a PACE program or a conventional Adult Day Care Center.
For each organization we provide the tools and training that allow the unit staff to learn, plan and deploy a program of non-pharmacological dementia therapy. With our help a program is set in motion which uses teamwork and self management to push appropriate dementia care to the people who interact with the patients.
Often this is done after successful experience with a trial of an individual patient "Just Enough"
kit; when an organization wants to bring the benefits of non-pharmacological dementia therapy to multiple individuals or groups of individuals.
Unlike "Just Enough" this program, called Special Care Utilities, is built from our inventory of all interventions, training and support programs to allow you to bring benefits to all people in your unit's program. Components of any clients program are based on current operations performance and your units future goals.
To insure cost effectiveness we request that all clients purchasing this program first successfully
deploy a least one "Just Enough" individual therapy program. This allows both of us to understand
the actual requirements and benefits of non-pharmacological dementia therapy program in designing and deploying a program.
Therapy for an entire care organization
Changing a culture is a popular but difficult goal to achieve. We have found it can be best achieved through slow, progressive expansion of non-pharmacological dementia therapy.
Beginning with one patient at a time and then moving to enlighten one care unit at a time allows you to change your care culture on a "pay as you go" basis. This sequential approach is less dramatic than more expensive culture programs but incurrs less risk and a higher chance of success. However, for those organizations wanting to change to a more patient centered care we do offer a program which begins with a two day team planning retreat for key executives and ends with the implementation of concurrent care unit's implementation. Please call our office to discuss this program in more detail. (800) 734 6186
Behaviors & Interventions Covered by Just Enough Kits
The following is a list of topics covered in our Just Enough Program. Just Enough Kits conentrate
on simple,mostly engineered music interventions to moderate behavior. Below is a chart showing
behaviors covered, interventions provided and measures of efficacy.
Behaviors and Group Interventions
Behaviors, Interventions & Support Services covered for a single care unit
How to Set Up a Risk Free Trial
You can order a risk free trial by calling a case manager on our toll free number 800 734 6186
If you are calling after our office hours (8:30AM to 4:30 Eastern Zone Time) just leave a time & day when you would like us to call you back and a number at which you can be reached.
When you do talk to our case manager you will need to have as much the following information available as possible. Remember residents who we can help have:
a diagnosis of moderate to severe dementia
exhibit one or more behavior problems
You and your case manager will discuss as much of the following information as possible:
Your name, facility name and mailing address
A HIPPA appropriate resident identifier (e.g. first name or room number)
Age of the resident
Type of behavior problem(s) this resident exhibits
Residents religion and estimated degree of importance to resident
Known or estimated music genre preferences
Ethnicity or geographic area where resident spent their youth
Any extenuating circumstances
At the end of this discussion our case manager will:
Determine if they think your resident is appropriate for non-pharm interventions
Open an account with your facility
Identify and produce 4 CDs of Engineered music specifically for your resident
Select appropriate training materials for you to use to implement a test program
Select measures of performance you can use to track efficacy
Mail these materials to you & call to make sure you recieved them
Call back, at a prescheduled time, 7 days later to check efficacy
If after 7 days:
you wish to keep our materials your account will be charged $250.
charged $200 and 20% off of list price for any additional purchases
you do not wish to keep our materials, ship them back and your account will not
be charged anything.