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Care Partner Skill Cards - New and Expanded

Care Partner Skill Cards - New and Expanded


We are excited to launch our new and improved Care Partner Skill Cards!  Teepa and the Positive Approach to Care team worked hard to evolve one of our most popular tools into something even more useful.  An ideal in the moment resource to assist you in implementing Positive Approach to Care techniques and discerning GEMS states when caring for people living with dementia, this card set now features:

  • Eight double-sided full color 3” x 4.5” cards
  • A wider range of topics and concise practical tips
  • Easy to read, bullet point content
  • Larger text, with more graphics
  • Glossy laminate cards- both sturdy and lightweight
  • Choice of clip-on holder or neck lanyard with breakaway feature, both with retractable 32" cord

This always available info packed tool is perfect for those moments when you need just a little helpful reminder to recall the knowledge you already have.  It’s almost like having Teepa always by your side!

An invaluable resource for NAs, RAs, STNAs and other hands-on care staff.  We also recommend Care Partner Skill Cards for:

  • Executive Directors- Share with team members as you discuss supportive techniques, changes in ability, location of care options.
  • Directors of Nursing and Unit Managers- Provide multiple sets as a nursing station/staff quick reference guide.
  • Social Services – Discuss GEMS states, status changes, or possible causes of distress with families.
  • Preceptors- Confirm GEMS states and supports to limit distress and optimize interactions.
  • PAC Coaches- A handy resource for skill review with learners during coaching cycles.
  • PAC Consultants- Use with clients as a quick guide to PAC strategies of care.
  • PAC Trainers- A succinct tool to reinforce information for learners in the moment.
  • PAC Engagement Leaders – Quick cues for group leadership or offering an activity.
Card topics include:
  • Positive Support Ideas
  • Positive Connection Tips
  • Positive Action Starters 
  • Positive Physical Approach™
  • Hand-under-Hand® technique
  • Visual Verbal Touch Cues
  • Physical and Emotional Unmet Needs
  • Supportive Environment Factors
  • Teepa’s GEMS®- Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby, and Pearl

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  1. Care Cards 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 16th 2017

    Excellent handy product to get a quick review or idea what to do next. I have it handy for all my senior companions who are volunteering in our adult day program. They all love knowing more about PPA.

  2. Handy Tool for Coaches 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 15th 2017

    This is a very useful tool for coaches to use when they are working with their clients. It gives coaches a handy tool to refresh their memory on the spot of what they have been taught regarding PPA.

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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.