Love Your Neighbor: Preventing Resident-to-Resident Aggression #W2124
Thursday, December 2, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
While there has been increasing attention to the subject of abuse prevention in long-term care, aggression between residents is rarely recognized as a significant concern. Too often, negative and aggressive physical, sexual, or verbal interactions that in any other community setting would likely be construed as unwelcome and potentially leading to physical or psychological distress are overlooked.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has added an additional layer of stress to an already volatile environment. Heightened anxiety, depression, loneliness, and cabin fever have resulted in an increase in dissatisfaction and social unrest. This session provides strategies for anticipating the circumstances and events that may trigger negative interactions in a diverse community of residents, offering new thinking on how to achieve an environment of healing and recovery for today, and tomorrow.
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing
on psychosocial well-being;
2. Develop a well-trained, culturally competent staff prepared to meet the behavioral health needs of a diverse and ever-changing population; and
3. Implement effective interventions to anticipate and minimize the potential for aggression and altercations.