Good Grief: Helping Nursing Facility Residents Cope with Loss

December 13, 2023

2 – 3 p.m. EST


Participants will learn the difference between grief and mourning, types of losses, how to address unspeakable and unacknowledged losses, stages of grief and the factors that complicate the grieving process. In addition, participants will learn how to help residents find hope and meaning in the loss.

Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish the types of losses residents grieve.
  2. Recognize the differences between grief and mourning.
  3. Identify between three stage-based grief models.
  4. Help residents cope with loss.
  5. Help residents find meaning in loss.

Speaker: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T

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.