Breakaway Training: Judges Comments in Dementia Care Assault Case

Breakaway Training mentioned in Dementia Care Home Assault Case A 75-year-old resident in a care home suffered from dementia and since arriving at the home four months before the assault, he had committed 13 acts of aggression and at least 5 attempts at serious acts...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #5

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #5

The technique being demonstrated in the picture accompanying this post is promoted as a way for controlling violent patients in a hospital setting.  Unfortunately, it is potentially a deadly restraint and its use might go far beyond control and extend to culpable...
Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #4

Training for Restraint:: Things to avoid doing #4

The accompanying images in this post are of something that has been referred to as a ‘Therapeutic Floor Hold’ in some training materials.   It consistutes, in our view, inappropriate restraint.  The (usually) vulnerable person who is being restrained is...

Safe Holding with Older People – Scotland

Safe Holding Training to deal with Distressed Behaviour with Older People in Care Gerard O’Dea our Director of Training was recently asked to provide an opinion on how care homes in Scotland can deal with the issues of distressed, difficult or dangerous...