November 03, 2016

When Gemma gets the job as support worker at a residential unit little does she realise how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they, in turn, will shape her own.

The girl on the shore : Adventures at Beacon House - a care home with a difference

email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au to borrow this charming book



'This enjoyable novel captures "communal living
 - Everyday difficulties experienced by residents due to their age and health are more meaningful to the reader than a diagnostic inventory would be."
- Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

.... a work of fiction focusing on older people who need care. This book tells the story of a young girl who begins work as a care worker in a residential home for older people many of whom have dementia. Aimed at teenagers and care workers of all ages, it creatively explores the problems of dementia.'
- Ageing Matters

When Gemma gets the job as a support worker at The Beacon, a residential unit with a difference, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they, in turn, will shape her own.

Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, The Girl on the Shore is not just an absorbing tale - it's a `must read' for teenagers, adults of all ages, carers and all those with an older person in their life....

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