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Author Carney, Kelly O'Shea, author.

Title Transforming long-term care : expanded roles for mental health professionals / Kelly O'Shea Carney, Center for Excellence in Dementia Care, Phoebe Ministries, and Margaret P. Norris.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2017.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A snapshot of the long term care environment -- Providing traditional mental health services in long term care -- Medicare policy and reimbursement for direct mental health services -- Emerging best practices and envisioned change in long term care -- Expanded opportunities for mental health care in long term care settings -- Innovative professional practice : the eldercare method as an illustration -- Conclusion : a call for partnership and action.
Summary "Most people fear the idea of living in a long-term care facility. Yet, there is potential for joy and meaning in these settings. This book highlights expanded roles and services that mental health professionals can provide in long-term care for older adults, offering the potential to improve the quality of care for residents. Beyond assessments and individual therapy, the authors make a case for mental health providers to help improve the long-term care environment for both residents and staff, thus having a greater impact on systems, culture, and ultimately, patient well-being. Readers who wish to add or expand their services for older adults will find helpful guidance, including detailed instruction on Medicare policies and reimbursement practices. The authors also present an innovative model of wrap-around care that involves the array of staff and family members who are present to the individual all day, every day. This comprehensive approach, called the Eldercare Method, positions the mental health professional to serve in the roles of teacher, consultant, role model, advocate, and clinician. With numerous case examples to illustrate common scenarios and ethical dilemmas, this practical resource will help readers envision new ways to apply their skills in the rapidly growing field of long-term care for older adults"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
Subject Long-Term Care.
Mental Health.
Health Personnel.
Mental health services.
People with mental disabilities -- Long-term care.
Mental health personnel.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Added Author Norris, Margaret P., 1954- author.
American Psychological Association, publisher.
Other Form: Print version:Original (DLC) 2016025244
ISBN 9781433823671 (electronic bk.)
1433823675 (electronic bk.)
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