Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else's

As the long-term care demographics continue to shift and diversify, the greater the need to understand people as individuals. Achieving such understanding presents new challenges and considerations in assessment and care planning. While long-term care facilities once cared almost exclusively for the frail elderly, many of whom had also been diagnosed with dementia, today’s populations are far more varied in age, disability, and psychosocial circumstances. That makes understanding “what makes someone tick” more complicated, at best. This session provides professional caregivers a framework for developing an assessment process that results in a deeper understanding of what motivates someone to do what they do. With greater understanding comes a more focused, personalized plan to accommodate the complicated needs of every individual.

February 20, 2019
2:00 PM EST

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the concept of culture change and the expectations of regulators and consumers with regard to applying these principles;
  2. Develop a keener insight into human behavior and be able to apply that knowledge in creating an environment in which everyone thrives;
  3. Create person-centered, innovative interventions as alternatives to pharmacologic remedies in response to the behavioral health needs of residents with dementia.
Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

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