Young Adults in Long Term Care, McKnights.com, July 2008

http://www.mcknights.com/Young-adults-in-long-term-care-the-canaries-in-the-%20coal-mine/article/112345/ Young adults in long-term care Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D. July 3, 2008 Anne Marie Barnett, in her June 10, 2008 guest column, wrote about the disruptive effects of younger residents on long-term care facilities. As a psychologist who has worked with many younger residents over the years, I’d like to offer my perspective and … Read more

Setting Boundaries with Residents, Nursing Home Magazine, March 2004

Setting Boundaries With Residents   by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD   Becoming close to residents, but not too close, takes wisdom   “Can you do me this one small favor?” Estelle H. asked, looking up at her aide imploringly. “Can you get me a birthday card to send to my granddaughter?” Ms. Skinner sighed, thinking … Read more

Managing Resident Requests for Help, Nursing Homes Magazine, Oct 2003

Managing Resident Requests for Help By Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD   The Shouters, the Constant Call Bell Ringers and the Complainers don’t have to be that way—you can reshape their behavior   Once, when I was new to a facility, I came up to the second floor to find a resident, named Paula, shouting “Nurse, … Read more

Talks & Workshops for Staff

For All Staff: Team-Building, One Unit at a Time Working with Aggressive Residents Reducing Iatrogenic Depression How to Conduct Effective Resident Council Meetings Helping Mentally Ill Residents Communicating with Residents to Increase Cooperation How to Conduct Behavioral Rounds   For CNAs: How to Make Your Job More Manageable Psychological Tools for Resident Cooperation   For … Read more