This session addresses effective approaches and systems to managing patients with challenging behaviors within skilled nursing facilities. This descriptive and case-based presentation uses the experiences of a specialized tertiary referral program that has been managing challenging patients from all over northern California for 15 years, to present key principles and successful practices for management of difficult behaviors in skilled nursing facilities.
Explain how structured interdisciplinary processes can improve management of complex behavioral problems in skilled nursing facilities
Discuss cases in which a focused effort to understand the source of meaning for residents was key to effective behavioral care planning
List differences between effective care planning approaches in psychiatric vs. dementia care settings
Formulate ideas to improve behavioral management in the skilled nursing facilities