A Handbook for Nursing Home (LTC) Ministry - 5th Edition
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Care Facility Ministries
Original Christian Poetry and Testimonies
Small-group Bible Study and Prayer
"Chapter & Verse"
"That the World May Know"
The Leadership of Christian Concourse
The Purpose of This Handbook
The Scope of This Handbook
The Interdenominational Christian Community
The Cold Within
Long-Term In-Home Care
The Volunteer Needs of Care Facility Residents
Copyright Information About This Handbook
How to Use This Handbook
Factors In Care Facility Population
Types of Facilities
Family Members Note
Ombudsmen: Who They Are and How They Can Help
Prevention of Abuse in Care Facilities
Indicators of Abuse in a Care Facility
Reasons a Resident May Not Mention Their Abuse
Warning Signs From the Resident
Warning Signs From the Abuser
Some Reasons Abuse May Occur in a Facility
Preventative Measures for Family Members
Preventative Measures for the Staff
High Blood Pressure
Hyperthermia: A Hot Weather Hazard
Osteoporosis: The Bone Thinner
Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Multi-infarct Dementia (MID)
Pick's Disease (PD)
Huntington's Disease (HD)
Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Diffuse Lewy Body Disease
The Alzheimer's Patient and Their CaregiverAge
The Changes That Come With Age
Changes in the Senses
Changes in Memory
Changes in Personality
Changes in Intelligence
Changes in Wisdom
Race and Culture
"Sin of the Skin"
The Spirituality of Seniors
The Christian Attitude
The Residents' Spiritual Needs
Definition of Religion
Major Religions of the World
Religion in the United States of America
Denominations - What difference Does it Make?
Four of the major questions of religion that Christianity answers
What about the "other" religions showing up in our neighborhood?
A Little History of the Christian Church
The Orbits of Current Christianity
The move toward relational and functional unity in Christianity
Pure Religion - Merging ministry and religion for the residents
Accentuating the Central Theme of Christianity - Jesus Christ
A Prayer for the Vulnerable and Their Caregivers
The Activity Director
The Volunteer and the Activity Director
Activity Professionals' Associations
From the Desk of the Administrator
A Condition of the Heart
Step One - Read God's Word
Scriptural Meditations on Ministry to the Elderly
Step Two - Pray
Step Three - Do the Questionnaire
Care Facility Volunteer Questionnaire
Step Four - Choose a Facility
Step Five - Go to Your Pastor
Pastor's Recommendation Form
Step Six - Go to the Facility
Step Seven - Begin Your Ministry
Hints for the Volunteer
When You Meet a Person with a Disability
When You Meet a Person Who Uses a Wheelchair
Mental Impairment - Dementia
Behaviors Associated With Dementia
Refusal to bathe
Inventing new words
Using curse words
Guidelines for Care Facility Visitation
A Nursing Home Minister's Prayer
Care Package Program
Tips On Visiting Friends and Relatives
Who Should Visit?
Planning for the Visit
A Note on Visiting a Comatose Resident
Visits Outside the Nursing Home
Ideas for One-On-One Activities with Residents
Opening the Service
The Song Service
Sermonette Sample One: "God Strengthens!"
Sermonette Sample Two: "How Much Rat Poison Is Too Much?"
Sermonette Sample Three: "The Power of Love"
A Word About Bible Translations
How to Do a Memorial Service
Memorial Service Invocation Prayer
Memorial Service Benediction Prayer
Sample Notice To Staff and Residents for Memorial Service
Sample Letter to Friends and Family for Memorial Service
Memorial Service Programs
Volunteer Chaplaincy Program
Chaplain's Pastoral Visitation
Family Bereavement Support And Funeral Services
Bereavement Support for Facility Residents and Staff
Chaplain's Information Form
Church Shut-In Visitation Program
Visitation Committee - Leader's Worksheet
Regular Visitation Recipient
Visitation Report Slip
Individual Visitation Record
Games and Activities List
Ideas for Games and Activities
Ted Baehr's Top 20 Movies of the Last Century
Some "Thinking" Games
Do You Remember?
"Memory Jogger" Game
Do's and Don't's
"Complete the Sentence" Game
"Name That Hymn"
"Complete the Verse"
I'm Fine, Thank You!
Little Ones of the Master
A Dear Old Dame
A Young Girl Still Dwells
You Say I Have No Choices?
The Morning is Still Dawning Now
I'm a Senior Citizen
Prescription For A Laugh
A Chaplain's Thought - "Yes Lord"
Unfolding a Rose
Old Grandma Shoes
Latest Update On Mom's Will
How Can I Sing?
Four In The Fire
A Bit Of "Sonshine"
The Trail's Not Home
How Do You Tell A Gramma When You See One?
The Parent Becomes The Child
Bloom Where You're Planted
Watch The Signs, Stay In Your Lane!
Five-week Master Calendar
Consent To Photograph, Video, or Record Form
Care Facility Questionnaire
Our Hymn Book
Christian Christmas Carols
Related Web Sites
A Handbook for Nursing Home Ministry
- Fifth Edition
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