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Session 44 | Improving Behavioral Health in Florida’s Nursing Centers Using Non-Pharmacological Interventions

Session Summary

Approximately 65-90% of nursing center residents have some form of mental or behavioral health problem. Such diagnoses are frequently associated with challenging, aggressive or care-resistant behaviors. These behaviors often lead to increased caregiver burden with the potential of leading to burnout and ultimately turnover. According to a recent study published by the American Geriatrics Society, 30% of nursing center providers suggest behavioral health service needs are unmet, citing lack of staff education as a major contributing factor. This session will help providers identify behavior problems associated with mental/behavioral health diagnoses and manage through non-pharmacological interventions.