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Behavioral Staff Training and Management in Geriatric Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Louis D. Burgio
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Abstract

The 1980 U.S. census estimated that 1.3 million people over 65 years of age were living in long-term care settings. These people constitute a significant minority, and if current population estimates are confirmed, their ranks will swell to 3.3 million people by the year 2040 (U.S. Census Bureau, 1980). The task of providing merely basic care for a population of this size is staggering. Providing a therapeutic environment for the elderly in long-term care will require a substantial change in the focus and orientation of these settings.

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Staff Training Apply Behavior Analysis Nursing Aide Staff Performance Staff Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis D. Burgio
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  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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