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Jiska Cohen-Mansfield PH.D., Perla Werner M.A., Marcia S. Marx PH.D. & Steven Lipson M.D., M.P.H.

In: Improving Care in the Nursing Home: Comprehensive Reviews of Clinical Research

Chapter 11: Assessment and Management of Behavior Problems in the Nursing Home

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Assessment and Management of Behavior Problems in the Nursing Home
Assessment and management of behavior problems in the nursing home
JiskaCohen-MansfieldPH.D.
PerlaWernerM.A.
MarciaS.MarxPH.D.
StevenLipsonM.D., M.P.H.
Introduction

Behavior problems pose a major challenge to the provision of quality care in the nursing home (NH). Behavior problems seem to indicate distress in at least some NH residents. In turn, these behaviors are a source of distress to both family caregivers and staff caregivers. Further, they frequently interfere with the actual provision of services to NH residents. A few examples will illustrate this: a resident who is so restless that she does not stay in one place, gets out of her chair immediately after being seated in the dining room and cannot be adequately fed; another NH resident resists assistance at showering; a third ...

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