Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in Nursing Facilities: Using A 5-Step Approach to Care
August 9, 2023
2 - 2:30 p.m. EST
There are many people around the world who suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 65% to 90% of nursing home residents have a mental disorder, ranging from common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression to serious mental illnesses (SMI) like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This session will provide an introduction to SMI, an understanding of SMI, and how using a 5-step model for care is effective in assisting staff in supporting residents when a serious mental Illness diagnosis.
- Define serious mental illness and list the four major categories of SMI.
- Describe the differences between SMI and dementia and note misperceptions about SMI.
- Describe the recovery model and list the five steps in the CARES Approach for SMI care.