Assessment and Care Planning in Behavioral Health #W2123
Thursday, November 4, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
The Federal regulations for Trauma-Informed Care and Behavioral Health Services challenge long-term care facilities to ensure that they are fully prepared to care for residents with complex clinical and psychosocial needs. Beyond differentiating between dementia and psychiatric illness or addictions, the facility staff must have a working knowledge of the interventions and services necessary to achieve compliance and quality in behavioral health. This session offers an overview of the regulatory expectations and insight into assessment and care planning to address a broad range of behavioral health needs.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged all long-term care facilities to make modifications to their day-to-day routines in ways that significantly influence the facility culture. The moratorium on visitation, social distancing and cancellation of group activities have all impacted the residents’ psychosocial well-being, mood, and behavior. This discussion highlights the need to ensure behavioral care plans are person-centered and keep pace with the challenges of the pandemic in a realistic and meaningful way.
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the regulatory expectations for person-centered assessment and care planning;
2. Develop improved non-pharmacologic interventions in addressing behavioral health needs;
3. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing on resident psychosocial well-being, mood, and behavior; and
4. Develop improved methods for the assessment and person-centered care planning for residents with complicated behavioral health needs.