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Severe Mental Illness in Long Term Care Facilities
7:00am PDT, 8:00am MDT, 9:00am CDT, 10:00am EDT
Compared to the general older adult population, nursing home residents experience disproportionate levels of mental health problems. When one considers all NH residents, it is estimated that two-thirds have some type of documented mental disorder. One group of NH residents with mental health problems, those with SMI, differ from the ‘typical’ elderly NH resident population, and have received little research attention. SMI is defined here as longstanding psychiatric problems that significantly interfere with day-to-day functioning. These individuals usually have a significant history of chronic mental illness that pre-dates NH admission. As we shall see in this presentation, although close to 10% of the nursing home population have SMI, most nursing home staff members are not comfortable addressing the mental health needs of this population.
Audience: Psychologists, LCSW's, Nurses, Administrators, and Other CaregiversAvailable Formats:
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