ORCAS and the American Lung Association (ALA) released Lungtropolis at the 2011 American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C..Lungtropolis is an innovative asthma education program for children ages five to ten. Developed with a grant from National Institutes of Health, Lungtropolis is designed to increase adherence to asthma treatment plans […]
Working with long-term care residents who have dementia or other mental disorders is challenging. It can also be dangerous. If care workers are not trained to handle behaviors such as aggression, confusion, manipulation and depression, job stress is higher and there is increased risk of injury. For a care facility, lack of training, leads to […]
Research indicates that nursing home caregivers are subjected to verbal and physical assaults by residents suffering from dementia and other mental disorders. Fortunately, according to results published in the October 2011 online issue of The Gerontologist, web-based training in communication and response skills can better equip caregivers to handle those attacks.