Psychologists

Psychologists 'outraged' over federal plan they say omits seniors

Psychologists 'outraged' over federal plan they say omits seniors

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Mental healthcare providers for the elderly expressed anger Thursday over an apparent snub of seniors mental health services in a proposed new federal behavioral health plan.

Delivering psychological first aid in LTC

Delivering psychological first aid in LTC

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For all of our discussions about emergency preparedness, there's a crucial component missing: how long-term care staff should talk to residents after a traumatic event. A session at the LeadingAge annual meeting Wednesday explained both how issues of traumatic stress should be handled, and how long-term care residents have unusual challenges.

Some personality types are more likely to receive nursing home care, researchers find

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Seniors who fit a particular personality profile are more than twice as likely to receive long-term care in a nursing home, according to newly published research in The Milbank Quarterly.

Long-term care psychologists often can help prevent rehospitalizations

Long-term care psychologists often can help prevent rehospitalizations

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Long-term care psychologists are a valuable resource for facilities looking to reduce their hospital readmission rates.