Having a knowledge of substance use disorders and common behavioral symptoms are essential to understanding how to support residents with substance use disorders and related health consequences, particularly within the nursing home environment. This 30-minute webinar will define substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders and examine their potential impact. We will also review substance use screening tools that can be used in nursing facilities and address the importance of using stigma-free language for providing person centered nursing care. How to recognize the signs and symptoms of possible substance use will also be discussed.
Mental Health 101 is an introductory training to help identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health disorders. Join us as we address some of the common causes contributing to the onset or exacerbation of mental health symptoms among nursing home residents, and share common warning signs and practical strategies on how staff can support improving resident mental wellness. This training will also assist nursing facility staff develop skills to more effectively help residents with mental health disorders.