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Staff-Reported Strategies for Prevention and Management of Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Long-Term Care Facilities

Journal Article
January 1, 2016

The objective of this study was to identify common staff responses to resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) in nursing homes. The authors interviewed 282 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in five urban nursing homes on their responses during the previous two weeks to R-REM behaviors of residents in their care.

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Key Takeaways

Ninety-seven CNAs (34.4%) reported 22 different responses to R-REM incidents involving 182 residents (10.8%).
Most common responses were physical intervention, talking calmly, no intervention, and verbal intervention.
Less common responses to R-REM were notifying a nurse or documenting in behavior log.

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