Dementia and Alzheimer’s are prevalent in all levels of care when taking care of the elderly. One of the main reasons we have such facilities as nursing homes is to help those who are no longer capable of taking care of themselves due to these mental illnesses.
PSW’s are the ones who are on the front lines working hand in hand, directly with individuals who have this illness.
Under no circumstance is it easy, but there are steps we can take to make it so. Our number one priority is always our resident, however our safety is something we cannot ignore.
Often time’s people with dementia tend to be verbally and sometimes physically aggressive.
Tying someone down or yelling at them isn’t an option – in fact, it’ll get you fired. Remember – it is the illness doing all these things, not the individual. [Read more…] about 12 Strategies For Personal Support Workers Working With Dementia Residents