Trauma-Informed Care Providing Mental Health Services in Long Term Care
Recorded On: 04/24/2019
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As the numbers of adult residents impacted by PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders continue to increase in long term care, ensuring staff possess the competency and skill sets to address mental health will take on a new significance. Maintaining a caregiving environment that supports positive psychosocial functioning requires that staff understand how PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders differ from dementia to ensure appropriate care and services are provided. This session offers a framework for developing an assessment and person-centered approach to care planning that will prove successful for this emerging population of younger, more complicated adults.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of a holistic assessment in meeting the mental health needs of adult residents impacted by PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders; 2. Describe the systems and approaches utilized to improve access to clinical and psychosocial support and resources; and
3. Demonstrate how meeting the mental health needs of adult residents impacted PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorder improves mood and behavior, and enhances quality of life.
Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist
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Barbara Speedling (Moderator)
Quality of Life Specialist
Innovations for Quality Living
|An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well. Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara’s unique education and training programs have helped countless adult care communities achieve lasting improvements in quality care and quality of life.|