Authors: Shane Bailey, Ben Seikku
Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings, Older Peoples' Mental Health, Osborne Lodge Nursing Homes and Hostels Support and Education Project
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This paper describes the Osborne Lodge Nursing Homes and Hostels Support and Education Project, its functions, evaluation process, and the results to date. The project offers direct “hands on” support and formal education to staff of nursing homes and hostels. It aims to equip staff with skills and knowledge which will assist them to both respond appropriately to challenging behaviour and minimise its occurrence. The corner stone of the project is thorough assessment of the problem situation and the educational needs of staff. Interventions comprise of modelling responses to challenging behaviour, guidance during care activities, and workshops addressing skill deficits. Evaluation comprises of pre and post standardised assessment, questionnaires and outcome measures.