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Caring. 2003 Jan;22(1):40-2.

Montessori-based training makes a difference for home health workers & their clients.

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Myers Research Institute, Beachwood, Ohio, USA.


Home care visits can last several hours. Home care workers are often at a loss on how to fill time spent in homes of clients. The challenge is how to use this time in ways that are productive and engaging for both clients and home health workers. The authors trained home health aides to implement Montessori-based activities while interacting with clients who have dementia. The results were amazing. Among other positive results, the authors found a statistically significant increase in the amount of pleasure displayed by clients after health workers received training.

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