Working Compassionately with Difficult Elders
People we perceive as difficult can push our buttons, scare us, be unpredictable, test our skills, trigger reactions in us and others, and ultimately work against the positive caring environments we aim to cultivate. Join us to identify common drivers of challenging behavior in older adults. Learn ways professionals can respond to older adults perceived as “difficult” in group settings such as senior living and senior centers. Note: this workshop will not address serious mental illness.
Join us to
- Identify what can make older adults “difficult” in group settings
- Examine the impact of “difficult” people on your organizational culture, on your team, and on you as an individual
- Develop concrete strategies to address “difficult” people in compassionate ways