A packet of organizational materials for
families of loved ones entering or residing
in a Skilled Nursing Care Facility.
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Debate about Physical Restraints
A debate exists about the use of physical restraints on
elderly people, especially in skilled nursing facilities.
The advocates for use of physical restraints cite that the reasons for
using physical restraints include the safety and well-being of the person who
requires restraint. When an elderly person suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or
another form of dementia, physical restraints are used in order to prevent that
person from wandering and potentially tripping, falling, or displaying violent
behavior. When an elderly person is
at risk for tripping and falling, the doctor may prescribe that bedrails be used
in order to prevent the possibility of that person falling and breaking a bone.
The use of physical restraints in skilled nursing facilities is the cause
of great debate because physical restraints are considered inhumane by some
people and have been shown to cause greater harm than help in the majority of
situations. Today, a doctor must prescribe the use of physical restraints
for patients and the patient must be checked and repositioned frequently to
reduce the risk of injury. If a
family has concerns about a skilled nursing facility’s policy on physical
restraints, the family should express such concerns before the elderly loved one
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