Positive Pursuits: Integrating Behavioral Health into Long-Term Care

  • 29 Nov 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar/phone


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Positive Pursuits:

Integrating Behavioral Health into Long-Term Care

Chandler Hall, a Quaker based long-term care residential and community service organization, funded by Friends Foundation for Aging and the Scattergood Foundation, developed a model to assist providers of long-term care services with the integration of behavioral health approaches and services into their long-term care operations. Behavioral health and long-term care have often operated in separate geographic, regulatory, and financial "silos," with integrated care ("geropsych") often considered the step-child of both worlds.

The model, which may be replicated with or without the workforce element includes:

1) Workforce and Staff Development (to increase staff's skills and knowledge re:  behavioral health)

2) Integration of Health and Behavioral Health Professionals (to improve communication and focus on behavioral health) and

3) A Positive Pursuits Program for skilled nursing and personal care Residents (to integrate the preventive and mood-enhancing benefits of pleasurable activities with a "person-centered" care environment).

Join us to learn more about the model and see if it can be applied in other long-term care settings.

Connection information to join via webinar or phone will be emailed to all registrants prior to the date of the presentation. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact rebecca@olderpa.org so we can be sure you will receive the connection information.



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