"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 (1.75 PC) CEUs (Approved)
FREE Social Worker CEUs (Approved)
FREE Activities Professional CEUs (Approved)
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introductions & Announcements
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Presentation
Location: First Church of the Nazarene
32838 US Highway 63
Macon, MO 63552
There is no charge to attend.
Registration in advance would be appreciated.
Please RSVP to Amy at 573-682-5551 or HH@americareusa.net
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