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BE-ACTIV: Treatment Session Content
This article describes behavioral, activities-based intervention for depression to increase resident overall activity participation and improve depressive symptoms.
Web link    Date Added: 08/31/2016    Date Last Modified: Sep 11 2023 4:13PM  
CDC Promotes Public Health Approach to Address Depression Among Older Adults
Read this article to learn more about depression in older adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) public health impact review and approaches to treatment.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2019 12:00AM  
CMS Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool
This tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is intended to assist facilities in identifying risk factors for adverse drug events and implementing programs to minimize such risks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/01/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 4:56PM  
CMS MDS Training Video Resources Available for Sections C and D
Minimum Data Set (MDS) training is available in both Sections C and D, Cognitive & Mood Assessment. Training includes the updated "BIMS Video Tutorial." Scroll down the page to locate the materials for Sections C & D.
Web link    Date Added: 01/29/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2024 12:38PM  
Does Moving to a Nursing Home Cause Depression?
These recommended strategies for families and caregivers help loved ones transition into a new environment.
Web link    Date Added: 05/29/2019    Date Last Modified: May 29 2019 12:00AM  
LTC Connect: Mental Health and Wellness Check-in
This Nov. 10, 2022, LTC Connect recording focuses on mental health and wellness. Monika Maxwell, RN, TeamSTEPPS master trainer, discusses how to recognize the signs of mental health struggles, identify potential causes and empower individuals to be proactive in caring for their mental wellness..
Video    Date Added: 11/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 14 2022 1:05PM  
Medication Safety Mini-Toolkit
This mini-toolkit includes resources geared toward improving medication safety.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/07/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 7 2022 10:06AM  
Mental Health and Wellness Check-in Presentation Handout
This presentation is from the Nov. 10, 2022, LTC Connect webinar, "Mental Health and Wellness Check-in Handout."
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 8 2022 3:52PM  
Quality Measures Tip Sheet: Depressive Symptoms (Long-Stay)
This Quality Measures Tip Sheet provides an overview of the depressive symptoms (long-stay) measure, minimum data set coding requirements, assessment considerations, monitoring ideas and resource links.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 8:20AM  
SAMHSA Treatment of Depression in Older Adults Evidence-Based Practices Kit
This kit provides best practice guidance on how to enhance care and results for elder adults suffering from depression.
Web link    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2019 12:00AM  
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF)
The COE-NF serves as a centralized hub and national model for expanding capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with a variety of behavioral health needs. Training, technical assistance and workforce development will be provided for staff in nursing facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 03/29/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2023 4:10PM  
The State of Mental Health and Aging in America Issue Brief #2: Addressing Depression in Older Adults -- Selected Evidence-Based Programs
In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Brief #2, depression among older adults is discussed as a public health concern. This resource provides information on various evidence-based approaches that can reduce occurrence while increasing overall health.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 18 2020 3:10PM  
Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Drug Events
This tool from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides instructions for conducting a retrospective review of patient records using triggers to identify possible adverse drug events. Log-in may be required to access information.
Web link    Date Added: 09/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 28 2023 9:54AM  
Understanding and Addressing Depression in a Nursing Home Setting
This webinar features Karen Orsi, BA, director with the Oklahoma Mental Health and Aging Coalition; and Jacqueline Millspaugh, M.Ed., LPC, clinical support manager with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, who discussed how to improve care for older adults by addressing depression in nursing homes. Topics included symptoms of depression, how to identify red flags for the varied levels of care that might be needed and helpful screening tools. They also reviewed developmental expectations for Late Adulthood, key factors for successful adjustment and how to create an environment that offers opportunities for both prevention and intervention.
Video    Date Added: 08/14/2018    Date Last Modified: Aug 14 2018 12:00AM