This is a one (1) contact hour training module that is self-paced and intended for Direct Care Workers in Assisted Living settings. We will define what a restraint is in the context of assisted living homes and describe some of the risks associated with restraint use. We will focus on residents with dementia because they are more likely to be restrained. We will discuss alternatives to restraints to address falls, wandering, and agitation which are common issues related to dementia.
Developed as the Capstone Project by students at the UAA School of Nursing to meet the need for more education for staff and persons working with individuals in Assisted Living Home (ALH) settings.