Our household model, the first of its kind in the Hiawatha area, will encourage individuals to live life on their own terms, with the support of our highly-trained staff members. Our mission is to create a deep sense of connectivity between elders, their family and friends, and the community they live in Continue reading
We all want to feel a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives – to be part of something bigger than ourselves and aspire to a higher moral purpose. Many of us find this meaning in our work and implementing the Household Model enables us to do just that because even on difficult days we feel fulfilled knowing we are enabling a better life for our most vulnerable…
The takeaway from my last 10 years is that culture change work is fulfilling, morally uplifting, and hard – it is especially difficult for direct care givers. But there is no doubt it is “worth it” in the end. Continue reading
Action Pact wins Business Excellence award from Kansas Department of Commerce. Steve Shields delivers message in Ireland. Action Pact in Australia… Continue reading
The Piper is a new Household Model assisted living community near The Legends in Kansas City, KS. The Piper was developed and built by Assisted Living Associates, a partnership between PAR Development, Clarkson Construction Company and Action Pact, a Manhattan, KS based company specializing in senior living. Action Pact pioneered the Household Model, an innovative philosophy that embodies person-centered care. Their services include development and design of senior living environments, organizational transformation and consulting. They are nationally known for their innovative work of transforming assisted living and nursing homes from institutions into warm, nurturing homes. Steve Shields, CEO of Action Pact, answers questions about what this model offers from a variety of folks with different needs. www.thepiperlife.com
This article was previously published by Connecticut Post.
by Keila Torres Ocasio
In Bunny Kasper’s travels across the U.S. looking for ways to improve the lives of people in the care of Jewish Senior Services, there was one nursing home model that stood out from the rest — the “household model.” Continue reading
Eating is normal. We all do it everyday. We decide what we want to eat, even down to the moment it goes on our plates. As adults, we eat what we want, when we want to eat it, even if … Continue reading
I travel for work, a lot, and so I am very familiar with the feeling of “coming home,” of looking forward to being with my family again and settling into the comfort and security my home offers. As part of … Continue reading
“It doesn’t have to be complicated.” –Tracy Anderson, Architect, Action Pact Design
If your home is like mine, life revolves around the kitchen and dining area. It’s where we go for a late-night snack or daytime meal; relax with friends and family while sharing news of the day; reflect in solitude over a cup of coffee or day dream while washing dishes.