Incorporating BH & SUD into Individualized Assessment & Person-Centered Care

January 18, 2024

3 p.m. EST

SME: Caroline Stephens, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Caroline is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and the Helen Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair in Gerontological Nursing. She has over 20 years of clinical experience caring for vulnerable older adults with complex mental and physical multi-morbidity.

This session will explore ways to incorporate the needs of residents with behavioral health and substance use disorders into a patient centered care approach.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the Life Course Perspectives of the Resident with Behavioral Health & SUD Needs
  • Reframing the Paradigm: Behavioral Symptoms vs. “Resident as a Problem”
  • Developing & Implementing a Person-Centered Integrated Care Plan is a Team Sport
  • Placement and Care Transition Considerations – Is the Nursing Home the Optimal Place

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.