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Aged Care - Working with People with Challenging Behaviours in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2006_014

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Aged Care
Clinical/ Patient Services - Mental Health
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing homes

Summary
Population ageing will result in increased demand for health and aged care services. Thus, it will be critical to increase the capacity of a range of services to provide appropriate care and support for older people with complex care needs. This document, Guidelines for Working with People with Challenging Behaviours in Residential Aged Care Facilities - using appropriate interventions and minimising restraint, aims to improve long term care options for older people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia and/or mental illness and support residential aged care staff in providing quality care for their residents. This document constitutes a substantially revised version of earlier guidelines, the Best Practice Model for the use of Psychotropic Medication and Guidelines on the Management of Challenging Behaviour in Residential Aged Care Facilities in NSW.

Date of Publication: 04 September 2006

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Public Hospitals

Audience: Aged care providers, CE's, State/Commonwealth gov agencies responsible for aged care

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, NSW Department of Health

Review Date: 04 September 2014

Policy Manual: Not applicable

File No: E05/7844

Status: Active

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Aged Care - Working with People with Challenging Behaviours in Residential Aged Care Facilities

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