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Managing Behaviors: Mental Health Disorders

Nursing homes face many challenges when managing behaviors with schizophrenia and other mental health diagnoses.  These challenges include the need for staff training on behavior management, implementation of strategies to maintain resident safety and other changes that meet the needs of residents.  Click on the following links (PDFs) to learn more.

Teaching and Maintaining Behavior Management Skills in the Nursing Home
Tips and Techniques for Supporting Residents with Mental Illness: A Guide for Staff in Housing for Older Adults