TULIPS for Better Parkinson’s Care
TULIPS for better Parkinson’s Care
Quality of Life
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Gentle Home Services continues to lead the way in caregiver training. Our goal is to have the best trained staff possible. Gentle Home Services has been utilizing the TULIPS for Better Parkinson’s Care training for the past two years. The TULIPS training was developed by the staff at the Methodist Hospital’s Struthers Parkinson’s Center in Minnesota. The training addresses the problems and concerns most often raised by clients, families and staff.
The tulip is used internationally as a symbol of Parkinson’s awareness. The TULIPS acronym was developed at Struthers Parkinson’s Center to emphasize what people with Parkinson’s need. Several Chicago area hospitals and rehab facilities have begun to adopt the TULIPS training and have begun to ask specifically for caregivers who have been TULIPS trained for their discharged patients.
To date, over half of our staff has completed the training and is TULIPS certified. We continue to offer the TULIPS training and hope to have everyone certified by the end of 2016. We have received very positive feedback from our employees.
Olu W, caregiver said “I really liked the practical strategies for coping with daily challenges my Parkinson’s client faces.”
Each employee who completes the training receives a TULIPS lapel pin and a certificate of completion. Olu added, “I will wear my pin proudly.”
For more information or to arrange training for you or your facility, call Gentle Home Services at 847-444-1222.