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World Alzheimer’s Month Part 2: Proactive vs Reactive

To view part 1 of this blog series, please click here. In the second instalment of our 4-part World Alzheimer’s Month blog series we are focusing on the importance of ensuring proactive preventative measures are put in place within care settings, thus ensuring care staff are trained appropriately and correctly. It is very common for…

Should foster carers learn physical intervention techniques?

Should breakaway, restraint, safe or therapeutic holding and physical intervention training be offered to foster carers? Physical intervention should always be a last resort and de-escalation skills, proactive behavioural strategies and empathetic behavioural support are always preferable but there are occasions when physical skills may sometimes be necessary and appropriate. If a foster carer is…