Presentation Title

Decreasing Abuse in Long-term Care Through Education

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Healthcare Administration

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Poster Presentation

Keywords:

Nursing Homes, Abuse, Under Staffing, Education

Description

Many nursing home patients struggle with getting abused. The abuse is caused by both understaffing in the facility and the employees’ lack of education about aggressive residents. When a facility is running low on staff and residents need help and are possibly getting angry, the workers get stressed and take their stress out on them. To decrease this abuse, these issues need to be addressed effectively. By implementing a three-month program for nursing homes to require, new employees will become educated on properly handling difficult residents as well as gain a better understanding of expectations when working in nursing homes. If nursing homes offered this three-month program, patients in nursing homes would receive better care and staffing would improve.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Virginia Pinson

Faculty Sponsor Title

Assistant Professor, Healthcare Administration

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Business

Location

Morris UC Lobby

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Decreasing Abuse in Long-term Care Through Education

Morris UC Lobby

Many nursing home patients struggle with getting abused. The abuse is caused by both understaffing in the facility and the employees’ lack of education about aggressive residents. When a facility is running low on staff and residents need help and are possibly getting angry, the workers get stressed and take their stress out on them. To decrease this abuse, these issues need to be addressed effectively. By implementing a three-month program for nursing homes to require, new employees will become educated on properly handling difficult residents as well as gain a better understanding of expectations when working in nursing homes. If nursing homes offered this three-month program, patients in nursing homes would receive better care and staffing would improve.