The Domains of Empowered Caregiving
As part of the Connections™ Learning series, Changing Perspectives™ empowers caregivers and care receivers to navigate the experience of caring together.
Adaptability, Empowerment, Partnership.
Real Stories. Real Wisdom.
A New Path Forward for Caregiving.
Changing Perspectives™ uses documentary-style film, evidence-informed skills, and self-reflective exercises to teach a new approach to personal wellbeing as Caregivers. It's inspiring, uplifting, and and empowering!
Online & Easy to Navigate
The online platform is easy to use and individuals can use the program at their own pace. Bring your people together for online group discussion!
The program is also easy to deliver in a group setting. Bring your people together and enjoy lively discussion!
Our methodology is a two-fold approach, using Docutraining®️ design and evidence-informed skills.
Docutraining®️ is story-driven film with a training function. We employ five domains of empowered caregiving. Structured learning objective reinforce retention and uptake. Interactivity generates a plan for growth and change. Community interaction provides joyful support. A Facilitation Guide enables ‘lay people’ to lead training groups.
Our evidence-Informed foundation is also two-fold. The five domains of healthy caregiving come from proprietary behavior change technology which was proven in a national public health intervention in a randomized control, longitudinal study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavior change and a positive contagion effect were both documented. And, each of the five domains is supported by independent evidence in family caregiving literature.
Facilitation Made Easy
- Facilitator-led, in-person workshop format
- Online course format with facilitator-led online discussion groups
Why Choose the Connections™ Programs
- Scalable across organizations
- Proven, proprietary technology of behavior change skills
- Practical indicators of psychosocial determinants of health (PSDoH)
- Increases resilience, purpose in life, social connectedness, choice and optimism
- Likely to reduce healthcare utilization costs
- Easy facilitation with Facilitation Guide
Who We Are
Molly F. Prues, M.A. Gerontology
Founder & President
Molly is a gerontologist and has over 25 years of experience working with older adults and their families. In addition to her professional work with families, she journeyed alongside her mother for 12 years, as a caregiver and daughter. Molly founded VistaLink to promote awareness and develop solutions to reframe our vision of aging and caregiving.
Molly works continuously to develop trainings to better prepare professionals from various fields to better understand and address the unique needs of older adults. In addition, she is passionate about empowering older adults and their families. She delivers workshops and seminars in the community to educate individuals and family caregivers on how to access supportive services for themselves and their loved ones.
In 2017, Molly worked on a task force formed by the City of Cincinnati to help Cincinnati become an AARP Livable Community. She developed a 70-page plan to educate local officials and community leaders on the benefits of becoming an AARP Livable Community, as well provided a detailed analysis of the City's resources and community assets available to support the initiative.
Molly is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Society on Aging. She is the author of Caring for One Another: A Practical Guide to Caregiving.
Paula C. Sellars, M.S.W.
Director of Curriculum Development