The Nursing Assistant: Wandering and Elopement

Wandering is a behavior commonly found among nursing home residents with dementia. Wandering is often a sign that a resident needs help. Open communication is a first step to finding an answer. Understanding what is causing a resident to wander places you in a better position to assist the person.

This program describes ways that caregivers can assist wandering residents and help prevent them from eloping. It also presents some of the more common factors that may trigger a resident to wander or attempt to leave the facility.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe 3 examples of how dementia can affect a residents mental functioning
  • List 3 triggers that may cause a resident to wander
  • Describe 3 examples of actions a caregiver can take to help a wandering resident
  • Describe an example of an action a caregiver can take to prevent a resident from eloping
  • Describe behaviors indicating that a resident may be at risk for elopement
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED740
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 23:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills, Long Term Care
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