ExpiredSeptember Series: What Every Home Care Clinician Needs to Know About Dementia, Depression & Delirium

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders-What We Know and Keys to Managing the Patient at Home
    September 6, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • The 3 Ds: Dementia Depression and Delirium
    September 13, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Documentation for Behavioral Health-Is Your Record Clearly Telling the Story?
    September 20, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • The IMPACT ACT-How Do We Meet the Behavioral Cognitive Assessment Needs
    September 27, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cognitive impairments, depression and behavioral issues have a major impact on a patient’s ability to recover from illness.  This 4-part series will help home care staff better understand how to assess patients with behavioral health conditions, establish appropriate care plans, document properly and fulfill the requirements of the IMPACT Act as it applies to neuro-emotional items in OASIS -D.

Webinar 1, September 6, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Depression and Anxiety Disorders-What We Know and Keys to Managing the Patient at Home

The CDC long-term study found that 37.9% of Home Health agency claims include a diagnosis of depression. Anxiety is known to co-exist at rates of up to 50% in people who have depression. Both these diagnoses coexist with numerous co-morbidities and are often the common factor related to hospital readmissions. Learn strategies to manage patients with these disorders at home.


  • Define the occurrence of depression and anxiety in the elderly.
  • Define depression and anxiety diagnoses.
  • Explain the co-occurrence of depression and anxiety with the leading medical co-morbidities.
  • Assess depression & anxiety in the homebound elderly.
  • Define behaviors that decrease depression and anxiety.
  • Establish patient goals for an episode.

Webinar 2, September 13, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The 3 Ds: Dementia Depression and Delirium

Learn to recognize and provide care-planning guidance and effectively treat dementia, delirium and depression in the home.


  • Explain how to determine a patient’s baseline
  • Define dementia, delirium and depression
  • Explain Delirium risk factors
  • Identify, evaluate, and differentiate signs and symptoms of delirium, dementia and depression
  • Restate the common behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia and causes of (BPSD)
  • Recall key assessments and how to utilize them
  • Describe interventions to minimize and manage delirium, dementia and depression
  • Employ essentials taught to family caregivers

Webinar 3, September 20, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Documentation for Behavioral Health-Is Your Record Clearly Telling the Story?

Clinicians are often proficient in documenting medical diagnoses but lack knowledge of what should be documented for patients with behavioral health needs. Learn what and how to document for patients these conditions.


  • Define the Medicare regulations for Behavioral Health Home Care.
  • Describe conditions that support homebound for patients with behavioral health diagnoses.
  • Describe what should be part of the neurobehavioral assessment.
  • Identify Assessments that can be used to evaluate a patient’s behavioral health status and how to communicate those findings to a physician.
  • Describe the components of an appropriate plan of care; assessment, behavioral health note, interventions and goals.
  • Explain the key points to audit in a patient’s record who receives Behavioral Health Home Care.


Webinar 4, September 27, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The IMPACT ACT-How Do We Meet the Behavioral Cognitive Assessment Needs

The IMPACT Act requires providers including home health agencies to report standardized patient assessment data and quality measure data to CMS. The items in the OASIS-D will reflect changes to the neuro- emotional items that will be required across all post-acute care providers. This webinar will review requirements.


  • Describe what the IMPACT is and the purpose of the ACT
  • Describe components of the neuro-emotional items in the OASIS-D
  • Explain how to do the mental health assessment
  • Describe how to use the new evidence-based tools in the neuro -emotional section and what the results mean


Presenter:  Katherine Johnson Vanderhorst, RN,BSN, President and Amy Craven, P.T., M.S., D.P.T., Vice President at C & V Senior Care Specialists, Inc. C & V Senior Care Specialists is a consulting firm specializing in offering education and training to Certified and Licensed home care agencies, Assisted Living facilities, Skilled Nursing facilities, and Hospital systems behavioral health care and the care of the person with Alzheimer’s disease. C & V offers on-site and web based clinical, operations, and marketing training plus a wealth of written resources that facilitate growth of a new clinical program.

Target Audience: This 4-part progressive webinar series is for all clinical staff who provide hands-on care in the home setting.  A focus on anatomy and physiology is integrated with critical elements of clinical documentation to support the OASIS, PPS elements, and the diagnosis code set.  Expert presenters from C& V Senior Care will review common and complex home health scenarios, applying this expanded diagnosis code set with required aspects of clinical documentation to support skilled care and homebound status.


Continuing Education: This program has been approved for 6 nursing credit hours. Individuals requesting nursing contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. No partial credits can be awarded. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

Registration Fee: Member rate is $389.00 – Non-members $489.00

Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinar will take place from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

Recording will be available through December 31, 2018


Registration: The registration deadline is September 1, 2018. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.


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