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SLP Practice Council

Update
By: Audrey Gutzwiller
Date: February 13, 2020
Geriatric Psych Patients: Increasing the Success of Interventions and Evaluations
As therapists working in the SNF/ICF level of care, we are frequently faced with clinical challenges, such as determining how to most effectively evaluate and treat a patient with a complex behavioral or psychiatric history. Behaviors such as verbal outbursts, aggressive speech, physical aggression, sexually inappropriate behaviors, refusal to respond, paranoia, and refusal to participate are all common in the “geri-psych” population but can often be overcome with the right approach. As these behaviors can be frequently evolving, having a toolbox full of strategies will greatly increase your success rates when working with this group of people.

Below you will find some helpful tips and tricks to increase the success of your interactions with the geri-psych and behavioral health population.

 

Geri Psych Resource Summary


SLP Practice Council Update

By: Audrey Gutzwiller
Date: February 13, 2020


Geriatric Psych Patients: Increasing the Success of Interventions and Evaluations
As therapists working in the SNF/ICF level of care, we are frequently faced with clinical challenges, such as determining how to most effectively evaluate and treat a patient with a complex behavioral or psychiatric history. Behaviors such as verbal outbursts, aggressive speech, physical aggression, sexually inappropriate behaviors, refusal to respond, paranoia, and refusal to participate are all common in the “geri-psych” population but can often be overcome with the right approach. As these behaviors can be frequently evolving, having a toolbox full of strategies will greatly increase your success rates when working with this group of people.

Below you will find some helpful tips and tricks to increase the success of your interactions with the geri-psych and behavioral health population.

 

Geri Psych Resource Summary

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