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.
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.
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 are a valuable resource for facilities looking to reduce their hospital readmission rates.