Lobbying for “Person-Centred Care” for higher RESPECT LEVEL care in long-term (nursing) care homes

Friday, February 14, 2014, CTV’s W5 presented an 8 minute video presenting the “Person-Centred Care” model that the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Manitoba, Canada uses in its daily care that is proving particularly successful in dealing with the violence resulting from Dementia patients’ acting out their fear and frustration from being forced to do what they don’t want to do or are frightened of doing. My comment posted on CTV’s website and in the next paragraph explains why I am lobbying for the “Person-Centred Care” for higher RESPECT LEVEL care in long-term (nursing) homes.

For the past two years, I’ve been dedicated to helping my Dad with his Alzheimer and Dementia care needs. Over medication and medication side effects first turned him into a drooling zombie, then almost killed him by disorienting him to the degree he got lost and was not reported missing at mealtime and would have died from hypothermia if a local family hadn’t found him on their property and then after the introduction of another drug in a new residence, he fell over 25 times because he could not rest even when exhausted because of the severe agitation and restlessness that prevented him from sitting in a wheelchair when he was tired. Several of his falls resulted in sutures and staples to his head plus he fell into and broke a window. Since he was moved to another home late October and was taken off that drug, he has only had a few falls and is even more lucid than before medication was prescribed to him. After seeing this video, I will be using it and Sherbrooke’s logical, practical and compassionate care model while I lobby for this personal care model, in partnership with my local MPP.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/saskatoon-care-home-offers-unique-approach-for-residents-with-dementia-1.1686936/comments-7.485425#ixzz2tmg2VvTf

Because after all … shouldn’t all care be “person-centred care?”

February 19, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

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Learning to appreciate waiting on God

Raised a Catholic in a blue-collar community, we did not read The Bible; it was preached to us.

When I have tried to read The Bible the past several years because I thought I should at least read one the most influential “works” to better appreciate the mythology and symbolism storytellers draw from, I struggled because the Old Testament is filled with a lot of violence, which stopped me cold. But over time, people like Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer helped me to try again. Particularly his books and her amplified Bible propelled me to see the beauty of The Bible, transforming me from someone who believed Jesus was born, but not much else … to a student of God through His Word, a believer and a follower.

For someone like me who has gone through the experiences I have, in part due to my bad choices because of my low Respect Level that was significantly shaped by my experiences of my childhood community culture, but also because of the oppression someone more different from most people experience, hope has been renewed as has been trust and faith, especially with words such as Joel Osteen’s “Sometimes God will wait on purpose (from lifting one up out of one’s desperate circumstances) not only so you know that it’s His power, but so your doubters, your naysayers, and your unbelieving relatives won’t be able to deny that God has something amazing in your life.” Osteen, Joel, Break Out! Page 133.

I know this is true and that people … my family, friends, geographical and web community will see also … because, like I did, they need to believe He is so much more than what many of us have been taught to believe, including wanting to work with us, as He is me, to fulfil the dreams He has put in their hearts too. In the meantime, I’m grateful for all the ways He is meeting my very basic needs while I wait on Him and the miracle He’s waiting to perform at what I believe may be His favorite time of year.

Special thanks to you whom He has used to help me through this time; most particularly my brother Phil and his daughter Maxine.

Wishing all of you a very special Christmas too this year!

December 20, 2013

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All Rights Reserved by DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS/KAITLIN A. TREPANIER, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Developer, Author, Speaker, Playwright, Altruistic Entrepreneur, and Human Rights Activist … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.