A Facility Assessment Approach to Behavioral Health

September 6, 2023

3 – 4 p.m. EST

Discover a practical approach to conducting a nursing facility behavioral health needs assessment. Learn to systematically identify the behavioral health demographics and needs of a facility’s resident population and a method for evaluating a facility’s current behavioral health services. Explore the range of behavioral health services and support that can be offered in and out of a facility to increase capacity to meet the behavioral health needs of residents

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize key components of a nursing facility behavioral health needs assessment.
  2. Identify key components of behavioral health services available to nursing facilities, within the facility and the community.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.