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photo Alzheimer's Care Series
Wandering...Is It a Problem?
By Margo Meisel
for the Assisted Living Federation of America

Experienced caregivers demonstrate compassionate techniques for intervening with patients who wander. Through viewing actual provider-patient interactions, students and staff will learn effective methods of re-directing the wanderer, providing a safe and secure space for residents, and avoiding escalation to an agitated state.

Also available on DVD as part of the Alzheimer's Care Series

14 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $149 DVD
Order No. QA-283
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-703-4

"The best skill-building tool we've found. These materials have helped even our most experienced staff gain new insights, more confidence, and greater satisfaction." Timothy Fosnight, RN, Retirement Home Administrator

"We need to look beyond the patient as a wanderer, know who they are, what they are beneath that, and why is that behavior occurring." Marty Clark, RN

Awards & Conference Screenings
CINE Golden Eagle
Mature Media National Gold Award
Gold, Health Sciences Communications Assn.

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