ExpiredRoad to Wholeness for LNAs, Aides, & Personal Care Attendants

  • Role of the Aide in Mental Illness
    October 17, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Defining Depression & Anxiety Disorders
    October 24, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorders: and Handling Psych Emergencies & Documentation
    October 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Substance Use Disorders; intoxication, overdose, basic principles of supporting recovery
    November 7, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health

 

Nearly, 1 in 5 adults has a mental illness. By 2030, adults over 65 will account for 20% of the US population. Research from the CDC shows that Medicare recipients in home health have diagnoses of Depression at a rate of 37.9% and Dementia at 31.4%. These diagnoses often complicate the successful treatment of other co-morbidities and have negative effects on outcomes and increase health care costs, when not addressed. Older adults with Depression, and other mental illnesses have increased risk of hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, risk of falls and increased risk of ER and MD visits.

This series will give the paraprofessional the skills to communicate with a client with mental illness, understand the symptoms of mental illness, what to report to the care manager on the case and how to assist a client to maintain their overall self-care management. Providing staff with the with the skills to understand the client with mental illness will decrease staff fear and empower caregivers with new skills.

Why Send Your Staff?

  • Increase skills to work with a client with Mental Health Diagnoses.
  • Decrease the stigma of working with someone with mental Illness.
  • Increase the likelihood your staff will feel confident while working with a client with mental illness.
  • Decrease turnover.
  • Decrease workplace injuries as staff know how to work with clients with challenging behaviors.
     

4-PART WEBINAR SERIES

1-Role of the Aide in Mental Illness-Creating a therapeutic relationship, communication strategies, limit setting

This webinar teaches the caregiver how to develop a therapeutic relationship, effective communication strategies to use with clients, how to set and maintain limits with clients and families.

2-What is Mental Illness? -Depression, Anxiety Disorders

This webinar will review what is mental illness and review two of the leading diagnoses-Depression and Anxiety disorders in the elderly population. Webinar will review overview of these disease states, how to communicate with someone with Depression and Anxiety, strategies to refocus the patient and a checklist of warning signs that should be reported to the Care Manager/slash office to minimize hospitalizations and emergency utilization.

3-What is Mental Illness? -Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Handling Psych Emergencies, Documentation

– This webinar will provide an overview of more challenging mental health diagnoses -Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, how to communicate with someone with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder and a checklist of warning signs that should be reported to the Care Manager/ office to minimize hospitalizations and emergency utilization. This session will also review warning signs of suicidal behavioral, intoxication and overdose and how to respond to these behaviors as well as document key behavioral observations.

4-Substance Use Disorders-Signs of intoxication, overdose, basic principles of supporting recovery

-This webinar will review substance use disorders and how to observe for signs of intoxication and overdose. What to do if a patient is overtly intoxicated or has overdosed. Strategies to encourage a patient’s positive recovery will be presented.

Many of these webinars will present case study examples that will offer the staff member the chance to discuss how they might integrate information they have learned in to daily care. A post-test for each webinar will be reviewed at the end of every webinar.

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