In order to keep older adults at home for as long as possible, in-home behavioral support services may be needed. TBS emphasizes the notion that if an individual stays involved in appropriate daily routines, challenging behaviors will decrease. Although behavioral programs are tailored to the individual, plans often involve training in the following components:
Keeping an individual involved in familiar daily routines (e.g., grooming, socializing, housework) is important. Learn the techniques to modify routines and preserve these skills.
Difficulties in communication occur at all stages of dementia. Communication is vital to understanding the needs of individuals. Practice your approaches in behavioral skills training to increase your communication skills.
Free Time Activities
Keeping the individual engaged during free time is essential when managing challenging behaviors. Learn how to identify preferences and maintain engagement.
Behavior Management Skills
Learn how to identify a problem, assess the environmental triggers and maintaining factors, and implement prompting strategies.