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...

Restraint Training: Unsafe Handling caused death of resident and £57,000 fine

A South Lanarkshire care home provider was heavily fined after an elderly resident died after breaking her neck in a fall. At Hamilton Sheriff Court, BUPA Care Homes (Carrick) Ltd was fined £57,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of Section 3 of the Health and...
£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

£150,000 fine for Care Home Wheelchair Restraint Strap Death

A private healthcare company was fined £150,000 in January 2012 after admitting its part in the death of an elderly nursing home resident who was strangled by a wheelchair lap belt.  Brigid O’Callaghan, known as Vera, was found dead on the morning of October 28,...
Conflict Resolution and Reverse Yelling:  Deflating the Emotional Balloon

Conflict Resolution and Reverse Yelling: Deflating the Emotional Balloon

Research has shown that people return emotion at 3 times the level in which they receive it. In this video, Gary Klugiewicz introduces the concept of reverse yelling. Gary was introduced to this concept by one of his mentors, Daniel Vega in 1980 and has used it ever...
Care Home Safe Holding: Massive Fines in Elderly Care Home Worker Stabbing

Care Home Safe Holding: Massive Fines in Elderly Care Home Worker Stabbing

 An NHS trust was ordered to pay almost half a million pounds in fines and costs for breaches of health and safety laws relating to an incident where a care worker was stabbed at a residential care home.  The case involved the placing of Stephen Flatt, then 55, at...
Care Home Safe Holding: Alzheimer’s man (90) punched to death by fellow resident

Care Home Safe Holding: Alzheimer’s man (90) punched to death by fellow resident

Dennis Bryant died in November 2013 at the age of 90 after fellow Alzheimers patient, Michael Hall, went into his room in Westcott House Nursing Home in Dorking and punched him several times in his bed. The attacker, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in June 2013, was...