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Caregiver Training Videos

Inappropriate Anti-Psychotic Reduction: A Regulatory Priority

Posted on February 4, 2016

Learn more about the regulatory agenda to reduce the inappropriate use of anti-psychotics in long term care. Dr. Smith will cover the following:

  • Defining inappropraite antipsychotic use
  • Brief History of Anti-Psychotic Reduction in LTC
  • BPSD Treatment
  • Ways to decrease inapprpopriate Anti-Psychotic use in a LTC facility.

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Psychoactive Medications in Long Term Care

Posted on January 27, 2016

Psychoactive or psychotropic medications are any medications that are meant to affect your mind, emotions and/or behavior. Because these drugs can alter a person's behavioral tendencies or urges they can be described as "Chemical Restraints". Many of these medications have significant side effects and long-term consequences. Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Carrie Allen explains what drugs are considered psychotropic drugs, tips for evaluating behaviors, and the importance of limiting the use of these over-prescribed drugs in long-term-care facilities.  

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Living Independently - A Healthy Choice

Posted on October 29, 2015
When it comes to independent living for the eldery, there are a lot of things to consider. How old is too old? How much should health factor into this decison? Learn more in this great video below! 

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Financial Abuse of the Elderly (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Posted on June 9, 2015
Fraud involves deliberately deceiving victims with the promise of goods, services, or other benefits that are nonexistent, unnecessary, never intended to be provided, or grossly misrepresented. Older adults can be susceptible to frauds that involve gaining their trust or communicating a concern for the elder’s wellbeing, or frauds that encourage their victims to make an immediate decision or commitment to purchase products or services. In this video, Dr. Robert W. Parker examines effective ways to help loved ones avoid elder financial abuse, and shares a personal story of his family’s experience with elder fraud.

*To access the Spanish Subtitles - Please Click Here

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Top Ten Tips for Reducing the Risk of Becoming the Next Victim of Elder Abuse

Posted on March 5, 2015

Elder abuse can be difficult to recognize and prove because victims are often overlooked, ignored, disbelieved, or simply abandoned. With over a decade of experience as an elder abuse prosecutor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s office, Paul Greenwood shares ten tips he has learned through experience with hundreds of elder abuse cases that can help prevent abuse. This video helps older adults, caregivers, and professionals working with elders become more aware of the types of crimes that are being done against seniors, and take active, effective steps to protect older people and ensure they do not become victims of elder abuse.

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Tips for Protecting You and Your Home from Burglary

Posted on March 5, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

Home break-ins happen all too frequently, and protecting your home is imperative, especially in the case of seniors. Even if you think you have nothing to steal, you do. Crooks are looking for valuables, along with personal papers, financial information, and even Medicare statements that will aid in identity theft. They are even seeking medications, painkillers, and any other pills you may have. In this video, Deputy Sandy Atherton gives tips for how to stop elderly home invasions, covering how to secure doors and windows and set up outside barriers. 

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Substance Abuse in the Elderly (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Posted on March 3, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Weiss
In this informative video addressing substance abuse and the elderly, Dr. Thomas Weiss explains several points including how addiction can affect people of all ages, and how few people realize the true extent of substance abuse by the elderly. He asserts that regardless of age, substance abuse must be considered a major cause of emotional and physical disability.

*To access the Spanish Subtitles – Please Click Here

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Street Sense for Seniors: It’s Common Sense

Posted on March 3, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

Be alert and have street savvy. These are two basic tips Deputy Atherton gives when he addresses cons against the elderly and the need for older adults to avoid danger when they are involved in activities outside their homes. Deputy Atherton explains how to use an ATM machine in ways that minimize your risk and what seniors should know about traveling in cars. These practical and important tips can keep seniors from becoming victims.

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Senior Safety: Be Proactive in Keeping Yourself Safe

Posted on March 3, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

Older adults are often targeted when they are shopping, walking and doing other things as part of their daily lives in public areas. In this video, Deputy Atherton outlines how seniors can take steps to protect themselves. He tells about your personal security circle, how best to carry your purse or wallet, and how to protect your identification cards and credit cards. Find out how to minimize your risk of becoming a victim with these tips for away-from-home safety for the elderly. 

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Quality of Life Issues for Older Adults

Posted on March 3, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

Quality of life is an important issue in all care settings. This video sparks a conversation about what quality of life means, elder mistreatment, neglect, pain, challenges, spirituality, and being a grandparent. It opens a dialogue among caregivers about the many and varied issues unique to the older population and the importance of increasing quality of care for seniors.

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Protecting Older Adults from Identity Theft

Posted on March 3, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

Every minute, about 28 people become a victim of identity theft, and many are older adults. The U.S. Department of Justice shows that identity theft now passes drug trafficking as the number one crime in the nation. Besides losing time, money, privacy, and security, identify theft victims need assistance with the emotional impact they experience and guidance in the daunting task of resolving the situation. In this video, Kate Deaver provides basic information about elderly identity theft and how seniors and their caregivers can make sure they or the ones they care for don’t become a victim.

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Importance of Sleep for Seniors

Posted on March 3, 2015
Topics: Quality of Life

No matter how hold you are, sleeping is essential for health and well-being, and the importance of sleep for the elderly cannot be overlooked. This engaging presentation addresses many of the issues regarding falls and Alzheimer's disease as they relate to sleep. Caregivers of family members or patients with Alzheimer's disease will benefit from the video’s suggestions and interventions when caring for those with sleep disturbances.

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