East Central Region
“Behaviors are Unmet Needs”
Presented by Dave Walker, BSE, LNHA and
Sharon Thomas, BSN, RN, RAC-CT
The purpose of this program is to inform participants that what is commonly referred to as a behavior is really an unmet need. It is our job to identify what that need is and take action on it. Person-centered care is knowing the person well enough that you can anticipate or meet residents' “unmet” needs. Good person-centered care involves understanding various aspects of dementia and options for anticipating or meeting “unmet needs” - physically, emotionally and environmentally. These “unmet needs” can be managed by controlling the environment, structure, and how we communicate with dementia residents. Disruptive vocalizations, verbal and physical aggression, resisting care, sundowning, and wandering are just a few of the “unmet” needs that will be explored. This presentation will give examples of how to manage resident’s choices in an effort to eliminate stress or feelings of inadequacy. Effective communication techniques for residents with dementia will be discussed.
FREE Administrator (2 PC) CEUs (Approved)
FREE Activity Professional CEUs (Approved)
FREE Social Worker CEUs (Approved)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Refreshments & Networking
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Presentation
Location: Phelps Regional Homecare (Lower Level)
575 Blues Lake Parkway
Rolla, MO 65401
There is no charge to attend.
Registration in advance would be appreciated.
RSVP to RayAnne at R.Strubberg@fundltc.com or Joy at JParker@pmma.org
2016 Meeting Dates