Mental Wellness: Critical Issues for Senior Care

Tue. April 16| 10:55 AM - 11:55 AM | Room 302B, Henry B. González Convention Center

Mental wellness needs of older persons living in senior housing have emerged as an area of critical focus for leadership. As the majority of the senior housing industry moves from delivery of hospitality and housing to one that provides or outsources more health care and wellness programs, there is a need to develop proper approaches to meet the mental wellness needs of older residents. Without question, residents experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, loneliness, agitation, and cognitive disorders and each requires proper assessment, treatment, and programmatic initiatives. The emerging interface between the business, operational, and clinical expertise required by the senior care industry to address the growing mental wellness needs of older residents is the focus of this session.

This session has been approved for 1 NAB/NCERS and 1 CA RCFE continuing education credit(s). 

Type: Concurrent Session

Track: CA RCFE Continuing Education Credit, NAB/NCERS Continuing Education Credit , Operations


Speakers

Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, Paul

Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, Paul

Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and President

Brain Health Center

Role: Moderator

Hyatt, Chris

Hyatt, Chris

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

New Perspective Senior Living

Role: Panelist

Swartz, Stephen

Swartz, Stephen

Chief Operating Officer

WellQor Health & Management

Role: Panelist