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