Caring for People with Challenging Behaviours

Caring for People with Challenging Behaviours

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The newly revised edition of this popular resource provides caregiving staff with easy-to-understand and powerfully effective ways to prevent, reduce, or eliminate the challenging behaviours of care recipients. Nearly 80% of long-term care residents exhibit some level of difficult behaviours stemming from a wide range of factors including depression, personal distress, declining physical function, or dementia. Care staff will learn how to use this books proven intervention tools and strategies to identify and satisfy the basic human needs that underlie challenging behaviours, as well as encourage and reinforce positive behaviours. With detailed vignettes illustrating the successful implementation of each recommended technique for addressing common challenging resident behaviours, this new edition also focuses on empowering caregivers to cope with the stress of their roles.

Presented in a user-friendly style for anyone working in long-term care settings, this book serves as both a self-study tool and a resource for in-service training. Resources for staff include: Downloadable handouts that summarize core content as well as strategies and models for intervention. Exercises that help staff put concepts into practice. Intervention and behaviour tracking forms. Stress-management techniques that help staff with their own reactions to challenging resident behaviour. A 5-step treatment plan using a preventative approach. Whether used as a self-help tool, a curriculum for in-services, a training guide for students, or a reference for mental health professionals, Caring for People with Challenging Behaviours, Second Edition is an essential read for anyone working in long-term care.

The simple and practical techniques presented will raise the quality of life for care recipients and can transform the overall culture of care. NEW to the second edition! New chapter on the benefits of advance directives over behaviour contracts. More intervention strategies and stress-management techniques. Downloadable exercises, forms, posters, and 40 handouts. Additional case studies and instructional displays.

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Author Stephen Weber Long
Publishing Date 14-Oct
Publishing House Health Professions Press,U.S.
Binding Paperback


Your Home Bedroom, Living Room
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