Mental Health in Nursing Homes: Past, Present and Future
Effective models of mental health care are imperative to meeting the needs of individuals residing in nursing homes. Dr. Daniel Varon will discuss the various approaches to providing mental health care in different nursing home environments, including the historical evolution and policies that guide care. Ms. Kollar will address the challenges associated with transfers between psychiatric and nursing home settings (e.g., acceptance, misconceptions of nursing home care). Dr. Solai will present an overview of the innovations in, and alternatives, to nursing home-based care for individuals with neurocognitive disorders and other psychiatric conditions and development of new unit at Kane Hospital.
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
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Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants should be able to:
- Identify different nursing home environments currently available and the policies used to guide care at these facilities.
- Describe some of the challenges associated with transitioning care from inpatient psychiatric units to nursing home settings.
- Describe the innovations at long term care facilities and alternatives to nursing home-based care for individuals with neurocognitive disorders and other psychiatric conditions.