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
Summary: Discusses musculoskeletal injuries common to nurses and health care aides. Examines human body mechanics and offers lifting techniques to prevent back injury. Topics include: safe range of motion and dynamic postures, patient positioning, modifying the work environment
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.
This video is for seniors who are still living independently in the community, it is not a video for frail seniors. The first 10 minutes of this video involves seniors talking about their experiences of having had a fall, what they have learned from these experiences and how they have managed to build daily physical exercise into their days. Facilitated by a seniors fitness instructor and two Tai Chi teachers, the exercise routine can be used to lead a group of seniors through the exercises or it can by used by individuals at home as a daily fitness program. The exercises take about 20 minutes.