This is a practical book, aimed at providing training and guidance for staff members in long-term care facilities. The goal is to help staff understand and solve the wide range of psychiatric and behavioral problems which are encountered on a day-to-day basis. Numerous clinical illustrations are presented.
This material is invaluable for all team members: nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists. It is especially helpful for frontline health aids who work most closely with the residents, and for supervisors and administrators. As a result, it also serves as a useful tool for teaching students. The emphasis is on training all members of the staff to provide the highest quality of care, in the most cost-effective and productive manner.
The authors have worked together for many years at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, a large university affiliated, multilevel geriatric center, which has an international reputation for its excellence in the care of the elderly.
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