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BLI"Being Least Intrusive is a concrete tool that front-line workers can use to guide them through a process of critical preparation, assessment and reflection. It is divided into three sections, each with a series of questions that will assist front-line workers to develop a critical self-awareness, gather information that will inform a more holistic assessment, and engage with clients, families and communities in ways that are culturally safe and appropriate."

Source: National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

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"For early intervention to be possible, intake workers must always be alert to the possibility of abuse. They have to make a quick decision on the likelihood of abuse even at first contact. This first contact may be on the phone and may be brief, which is why it is particularly important to have a quick and easy screening method for case identification. Use of the BASE helps determine answers to questions such as: What kinds of abuse are more common? And, how quickly does intervention need to take place? The BASE provides a written assessment for the workers who subsequently become involved. Beyond an inititial BASE screening, a second and third screening to confirm or disconfirm the possibility of suspected abuse is most effective when completed immediately following: (1) A two-to-three hour home assessment interview; and (2) A case conference by a multidisciplinary team.

Project Care’s research findings indicated that the three successive administrations of the BASE help identify and predict cases of abuse; the incidence of abuse was approximately 9 – 14% of the cases screened among incoming health and social service agency clients."

Source: National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

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Brushing Up on Mouth Care Manual EnglishCompassion and extra care go a long way to make people with dementia comfortable at the dentist. Sedation is an option for some patients who are particularly anxious or unco-operative. But the frail health condition of dementia patients sometimes precludes sedation. Dr. Mary McNally, a professor at Dalhousie University's School of Dentistry, is passionate about improving dental care for seniors at the school's elder care clinic. She spearheaded a large research and training project, called Brushing up on Mouth Care, which outlines what dementia is and how it can affect a patient's behaviour during dental care visitsMcNally thinks consistent dental care is important given the prevalence of dental diseases such as cavities among people with dementia in long-term care, as well as the decreasing incidence of dentures among seniors generally. 

The oral care manual houses information on all of the hands-on and educational tools developed as part of this project. It includes: Toolkits; Care Cards; Daily and annual oral health assessments; Posters;Information Sheets on topics such as proper technique for brushing and flossing; Oral care products and aids; and Educational Videos.




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National First Nations Re Act"This manual has been produced to assist educators, facilitators, Community Health and Human Service Workers, First Nation Community Members, Health Authority Staff, Community Response Network (CRN) Members and a wide range of adult learners to understand the complex dynamic of abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults and older adults in First Nations communities, and to learn the roles and responsibilities of:
• Community Health and Human Service Workers
• Designated Agencies (Health Authorities, Adult Protection Services)
• Community Response Networks (CRN’s)
• Police & Victim Services
• Public Guardian & Trustee Offices"

Source: Vancouver Coastal Health


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