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In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence

In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence

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News of the recent double-homicide in a Houston nursing home arrived the morning I was to speak to a group gathered to address the needs of younger residents in long-term care. It didn't escape anyone in the audience how serious this topic is. What can organizations do to respond to this terrible news and to reduce the chances that a similar situation could happen in their facilities? Plenty.

What lurks in long-term care residents' minds

What lurks in long-term care residents' minds

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The first rule of any debate, or "heated" discussion, is to know your definitions. If you don't, not much else matters. With caregiving, it comes down to knowing your people.

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