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  • Tuesday, July 16 2019

Behavior Assistant Services for the Elderly

At Home Health Solutions Group we offer in-home service provided by a license Behavioral Health Assistant, A child on this program has a behavioral health diagnosis that resulted in adverse or unsafe behavior. Home Health Solutions Group works towards replacing maladaptive or aggressive behavior with positive and safe coping skills. When psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals need help with patients who are mentally ill or have behavioral disorders, they turn to behavioral health technicians and behavioral assistants. These mental health assistants may work full-time or part-time; their shifts can span evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. They work in facilities that operate 24-hours a day, including treatment centers and treatment at home Behavioral health technicians and assistants observe patients, listen to their concerns, record their observations and report to mental health professionals about any unusual behavior. They can check vital signs such as temperature and heart rate; give medication under the direction of medical staff; and help with daily living activities such as eating, bathing and grooming. When a patient's mood or behavior changes, a technician must be able to assess whether it is positive, negative or potentially dangerous. He takes steps to modify the patient's actions or alerts medical professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities of Home Health Solutions Group’s Behavior Assistants

  • Establishes & maintains therapeutic relationship by pairing self as a reinforcing entity and building the value for the client of social interaction with the BT
  • Prompts safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem solving skills
  • Fades prompts appropriately to promote both successful and independent responding
  • Increases the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforces (desired items/actions, attention, or removal of demands/aversive situations)
  • Accurately collects behavior data including: A-B-C, count, frequency, duration, latency, inter-response time, event, and interval based recording
  • Follows the treatment plan goals and interventions utilizing sound judgment and seeks out appropriate consultation
  • Collaborates with family and treatment team members to provide treatment effectively and without disruption to the environment or other individuals in the environment
  • Educate parents on reinforcement and early intervention information
  • Educates all those involved about the role of ABA based interventions and the BT, and functions within boundaries of the BT role in providing treatment
  • Reassessment as appropriate

Our Behavioral Health Assistants will meet with the family and child to establish individualized relationship aimed at increasing safety and maintaining the child in the family’s home

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