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  1. Behavioral Health Programming Guide for Skilled Nursing Facilities written by M. Celeste Chase, AC-BC, ACC, CDP, Price: $14.95 Product Code: BHealthGuid Product Information The New Behavioral Health Regulations F740-F744, F758 & F659 have become part of the 2018-2019 CMS.gov Survey Process for Skilled Nursing Facilities. The regulations are facility wide but the Activity Department is right in the middle of things. This Programming Guide, written by M. Celeste Chase, AC-BC, ACC, CDP, provides a Step by Step approach to help the Activity Professional and Staff to understand the challenges Behavioral Health presents and how to respond with activities that help redirect and reduce disruptive or unwanted behaviors. Celeste has deconstructed the most common Behavioral Health issues into a language easy to understand, triggers, strategies, engagement, adaptations, interventions, samples and goals. This Programming Guide will help you and your facility become Behavioral Health Compliant with minimal stress. Behavioral Health - Behavioral health encompasses a resident’s whole emotional and mental well-being, which include, but is not limited to the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Not surprisingly, federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) support behavioral health and psychiatric well-being for individuals in senior care facilities. Specifically, the concern centers on the over-reliance of anti psychotic medication use for residents with disruptive behaviors. Unwanted behaviors must first be treated through behavioral interventions before psychoactive medications can be administered. :::::: Behavior Management mandates requires: THAT STAFF MUST: § Possess appropriate competencies and skill sets to care for residents diagnosed with mental and psycho-social disorders as well as those with a history of trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). § Provide treatment and services to correct the assessed problem or to attain the highest practicable mental and psycho-social well being for residents that display/diagnosed with; mental disorder psycho-social adjustment difficulty history of trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) § Monitor for patterns of behavior difficulties not previously diagnosed, assessed or revealed that decreases social interaction and/or increases withdrawn, angry, or depressive behaviors- unless the clinical condition demonstrates that development of such a pattern was unavoidable. § Provide a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia with appropriate treatment and services to attain or maintain his or her highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being. § Provide medically related social services to attain or maintain his or her highest practicable physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ sample ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  2. Is your facility ready for the NEW Behavioral Health Regulations? Kathy Hughes has written an all inclusive CE Course to guide you and your team through the new regulations. This is a 15CE NCCAP PreApproved Online Course The New Ftags were enacted to ensure residents effected by "Behavioral Health" are properly cared for and their needs met. This course was created to help you identify behavioral health issues in your residents and plan your programs in a purposeful way. Many examples are provided to guide you on your path to creating meaningful experiences. You are in a unique position to greatly improve the lives of those you serve and to help them in ways that may significantly and positively impact them. This course will teach you what is needed to satisfy your State Surveyors New Behavioral Health Regulations for providing care for residents with Behavioral Health conditions. We will compare exactly what is written in the regulations to the paperwork and forms we use everyday. Topics covered include: Conditions or Diseases that Fall within the Behavioral Health Category and Specific Ways to Address Each of Them. Assuring Careplans and Activity Programs are Compliant with the New Behavioral Health Regulations (f740-f744). This will be an exciting journey that will greatly improve the way your department addresses individual needs. This course will force you to look at things in a whole new light, while empowering you to take meaningful action. Let's begin! Visit Activity Directors Network at http://www.activitydirector.org/classroom
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