Summary: A documentary on "deinstitutionalization" of the mentally ill in the United States, including the problems of community mental health care and a look at three successful community alternatives that provide supportive after-care for discharged mental patients
Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.
Demonstrates practical ways of dealing with difficult behaviours such as wandering, angry outbusts, and delusions. Behaviour norms for the Alzheimer's resident are discussed with examples of behaviour management as opposed to behaviour modification
GPEP comments: The short length makes it very usable in a workshop. There is some incongruity between the strategies discussed and those that are demonstrated