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S.A.F.E. Reponses Techniques™ in Crisis Situations

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Professionals learn strategies for reducing anxiety and agitation and how to respond safely to combative or aggressive physical behaviors. This interactive seminar gives participants the opportunity to practice the S.A.F.E. Response Techniques™. For the person with dementia, reasoning and language are limited and communication often becomes behavioral. They may behave in challenging ways, attempting to fulfill their unmet needs.

Training offers:
  • A 4 step process for safely and effectively handling the physically combative behavior sometimes encountered while caring fro people with dementia.
  • Real life examples and specific maneuvers to release bites, grabs, and other actions taken by residents against staff members.
  • Effective communication and approach strategies to prevent aggressive incidents from beginning and escalating. Skills also include calming the parties involved, and restoring a working rapport after an incident.
  • Ways to prevent future incidents by identifying specific triggers that produce anxiety or agitation in a resident and can lead to combative behavior.