Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?: A Story About Dementia With 7 Simple Strategies For Leading Dementia Care (Paperback)

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Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?: A Story About Dementia With 7 Simple Strategies For Leading Dementia Care (Paperback)

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"C.A. Smith has written a must-read for anyone aspiring to be a leader at the front lines in dementia care...Read this book - and learn from one of the best." - National Institute for Dementia Education"In this marvelous and human book, C.A. Smith applies research-based principles of effective care and coaching to recreate a road map for us to make such settings feel like home."- Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Co-author of the international bestseller, Primal Leadership and the new Helping People Change.""The industry is recognizing a shortfall in leadership programs and training for staff. ... a timely book that should be in the hands of every current or developing senior care leader NOW."- Dee Borgoyn, LNHA, SHRM-SCPAuthor of, "28 Ways of Compassion: A Guide to Transformation and Leadership for a Relationship-Centric Healthcare Culture""I would highly recommend adding this literary work to your library, whether a paid caregiver or someone caring for a loved one at home." - Sonja Gunter, LPN, AHS, EDAuthor, "Professional Traits of a Healthcare Leader". "...honest, inspiring, and informative book. "- Natasha Goldstein-Levitas, MA, BC-DMTDance / Movement Therapist; Aging and Dementia SupportCouncil - National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE) Standards of Excellence (SOE) Council"I enjoyed the one point when the light bulb went off in my head, and I realized the title's double meaning. It kept my interest, was not too pretentious in explaining the business side, and understood the strategies C.A. Smith was trying to implement."- Maria GrazianoVeterinarian Assistant and Mom"C.A. Smith easily outlines how to successfully implement a Dementia Care program, specifically the importance of support from the top of the company in order for a program to be successful--something we don't hear enough about We specifically appreciate his push for online dementia training. If COVID has taught us one thing, it is to think outside the box, something C.A. Smith does in this book."- Rachael Wonderlin, MSOwner, Dementia By Day"An enjoyable book that was engaging and delightful...You don't have to be in the senior care, dementia care, or leadership world to enjoy this book. It's wonderful."- Cathy BethamRN, HospiceIn today's senior care climate, dementia-care is more about compliance and regulations than it is about compassion, empathy, and integrity. This does little to motivate employees to care for and serve individuals diagnosed with dementia.But there is a way to tap into your potential as a leader and share your passion in a clear, compelling, and powerful way. Dementia and senior-care expert and leadership coach C.A. Smith shows you how.This two-part book starts with an engaging story of four siblings challenged as one struggles with dementia, while another is faced with a failing senior care business. It follows up with seven easy-to-follow leadership strategies. C.A. Smith walks leaders through the simple steps in dementia-care leadership. "Who am I and What Am I Doing Here?" creates a road map to success that will get you out of the management mode and into practicing leadership that conveys passion to those you serve - your employees and the dementia care patient. You are in this business to serve and care for others - it is your dream. A dream that you want to share with your staff, patients, and their families. "Who am I and What Am I Doing Here?" shows you the strategies you need to make that dream become a reality.
Product Details ISBN: 9798584970710
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: December 29th, 2020
Pages: 170
Language: English