Over the past 40 years, VTI has created and delivered constantly evolving training programs, published four books in 12 languages, created films and built an international network of partnerships. Validation, once a maverick concept, is comfortably in-synch with contemporary thinking as Feil’s concepts have inspired a generation of ‘person-centered’ eldercare. […]
The Broad Impact of Basic Human Skills
The first time I heard about Validation, I did not automatically understand what was meant with that word. I thought that was because I am not a native English speaker. But I noticed friends in the UK and the US also did not understand straightaway what Validation is about. However, when it was explained to […]
Validation in My Life
Being a son of Naomi Feil, it’s not a surprise that I was raised with older adults always in my life. I remember going to my mother’s work at the Montefiore Home in Cleveland, Ohio when I was in preschool and elementary school for visits. It wasn’t often – maybe 3 or 4 times a […]
October 2021 Newsletter: Start Learning Basic Validation Techniques Today!
We have launched a new, on-demand digital course called Skill Building Blocks! […]
VTI Launches New Skill Building Course for Families and Caregivers
Learn basic Validation techniques that will help you better communicate with your aging parents and with older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. […]
Is Your Community Truly ‘Person-Centered’?
Many residential care and memory care communities for older adults say that they work in a ‘person-centered’ way. But how do you measure that? In this time where everything should be evidence based and measured, here’s a tool you can use to evaluate the whole organization. The Validation Training Institute (VTI) developed a survey that […]