About the Kit
The Book: "The sunbeam," the right to home, has eluded the frail elders of this country for too long. It is time for a change. In Pursuit of the Sunbeam is a guide for individuals and organizations looking to embrace the true home of the resident-directed Household Model. Based on James O. Prochaska's stages of change, the Norton and Shields Change Matrix plots the transformational journey from beginning awareness of the need for change on a personal level through physical and organizational reconstruction into households licensed as skilled nursing facilities.
The authors share their experiences with nursing home transformation in the form of organizational strategies, change theory, practical development practices, leadership behaviors and inspirational storytelling. This book is the quintessential "How-To" of the Household Model - the future of long-term care.
The Workbook includes worksheets, resources, exercises and discussion topics, and is designed with the professional trainer and consultant in mind, as well as enthusiastic folks in any assisted living or skilled care facility - staff development, Administrator, DON, Steering Team, or small household or neighborhood team.