The Necessity of Skilled Interventions
When an elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s
disease, dementia, or severe mental impairment due to a stroke, the caregiver
may notice a negative change in the behavior of the elderly person.
The behavior of the elderly loved one may become violent or aggressive,
making it difficult for a family caregiver to continue giving the elderly loved
one the necessary care. When such behavior becomes apparent, the family may decide
that the elderly loved one requires the support of a skilled nursing facility.
The staff of a skilled nursing facility should be made aware of any
violent or aggressive behaviors that the elderly resident will demonstrate in
order for the staff to plan skilled interventions.
Skilled interventions can take many different forms, depending on the
nature of the violent behavior. For
some elderly residents, skilled interventions may involve taking a moment of
quiet during a violent outburst. For
other elderly residents, skilled interventions involve distracting the resident
away from the source that has instigated the violent or aggressive reaction.
Skilled interventions are the best possible way to prevent injury and
further damaging psychological effects to the elderly loved one.
Without the implementation of a plan for skilled interventions, the
possibility of the elderly loved one harming the staff or causing personal harm
is greatly increased.
Information™ Can Help Families Discuss Skilled Interventions
Establishing a care plan that involves skilled
interventions for a violent or aggressive elderly loved one is tremendously
important. Families should be
encouraged to discuss how skilled interventions will take place and Care Plan
Information™ will help families decide on the best course of action.
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