Evaluation of rural geriatric mental health programs

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Administration on Aging , [Washington, D.C.?
Rural elderly -- Mental health services -- Iowa, Rural mental health services --
StatementKirkwood Community College, Heritage Area Agency on Aging, in collaboration with Abbe Center for Community Mental Health ; Kathleen C. Buckwalter, project director
ContributionsHeritage Area Agency on Aging (Iowa), Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, United States. Administration on Aging
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Get this from a library. Evaluation of rural geriatric mental health programs: award # 07AM/ [Heritage Area Agency on Aging (Iowa); Abbe Center for Community Mental Health.; United States. Administration on Aging.;].

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This program is designed to identify elderly indi- viduals living in the community who are in need of services, and then either deliver the services or refer the elderly to other by: 6.

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David K. Conn (a1) (a2), Robert Madan (a1) (a2), Jenny Lam (a1), Tim Cited by: In the initial stage of this study, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program identified programs in rural behavioral health. WICHE staff spoke with 62 rural behavioral health and substance abuse providers around the country who had developed novel and innovative programs to improve behavioral health.

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According to the Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables, % of residents aged 18 or older of nonmetropolitan counties had any mental illness (AMI) inapproximately million people. Good Cop, Better Cop: Evaluation of a Geriatrics Training Program for Police Article in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65(8) April with 30 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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Social workers at the Area Agency on Aging can conduct a mini mental status exam. To find your local agency, click here. Or consult a geriatric psychiatrist, a doctor trained to recognize and treat mental illnesses in older people.

Visit the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation’s website to find a. Researching and Evaluating Model Geriatric Mental Health Programs, Part I: Design of Mental Health Evaluation Studies Daniel W. Russell and Kathleen C. Buckwalter The first article in this three-part series on researching and evaluating geriatric mental health programs focuses on issues related to the design of studies for summative evaluations of geriatric mental health by: 1.

Although mental illness among elderly living in nursing homes is a substantial and growing concern, the behavioral problems associated with mental illness or threats to mental health are not well understood, tolerated, or effectively managed by nursing home staff.

As a result, resident care and quality of life, and staff morale often suffer. The need for geriatric mental health training in Cited by: Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) services provides care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improving the functioning of a person with multidimensional needs.

These needs are associated with medical conditions related to ageing. They include falls, incontinence, reduced mobility. Evaluation of a geriatric mental health training program for nursing personnel in rural long-term care facilities.

Smith M, Buckwalter KC, Garand L, Mitchell S, Albanese M, Kreiter by: The CDC framework informs evaluation practice and is composed of six steps that should be taken in any public health program evaluation: 1) engage stakeholders, 2) describe the program, 3) focus the evaluation design, 4) gather credible evidence, 5) justify conclusions, and 6) File Size: 84KB.

Being homebound is a significant barrier to the detection of mental health problems and mental health services delivery. A growing number of communities are developing programs designed to improve the identification, treatment, and ongoing care of mental health problems in homebound older by: An Evaluation Framework for Community Health Programs can be used by community-based organizations and community health workers to enhance their under-standing of evaluation and to build their capacity to more actively and aggressively participate in evaluation efforts of their programs.

We believe however, that the framework is only oneFile Size: KB. Geriatric mental health training programs that address the diverse needs of staff and patients are needed to improve the quality of care provided.

This project explored the generalizability of a geriatric mental health training program that was used successfully with a culturally homogeneous group of LTC providers in the rural by: 4. Brown P, Challis D, vonAbendorff R: The work of a community mental health team for the elderly: referrals, caseloads, contact history, and outcomes.

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry –39, Crossref, Google Scholar. Buckwalter KC, Smith M, Zevenbergen P, et al: Mental health services of the rural elderly outreach by: Psychiatric/mental health nurses are in an advantageous position to address this current need and future challenge through the development, implementation, and evaluation of geriatric mental health education and training programs in long-term care settings.

Objectives Basic mental health care to all the needy especially the poor from rural, rural,slim and tribal areas. Application of mental health knowledge in general health care and in social development.

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Promotion of community participation in mental health service development and increase of efforts towards self help in the community.

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Addressing the mental health needs of the estimated 13 to 20 percent of children and youth who experience a mental disorder nationwide remains a challenge for the nation’s policymakers (Perou et al., ). Prevention programs can play a significant role in this regard. It is therefore important to understand the processes that promote.

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Shannon Grifin-Blake, PhD. Team Lead Program Services and Evaluation Team Healthy Communities Program Division of Adult and Community Health National Center for Chronic Disease. Prevention and Health Promotion. "From the rural midwest to the rural southeast: Evaluation of the generalizability of a successful geriatric mental health training program." Journal of Mental Health & Aging Vol.

4 Iss. 1 () p. The Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care advances quality care for aging and chronically ill Veterans by providing policy direction for the development, coordination, and integration of geriatrics and long-term care clinical programs, and for the advancement of geriatrics and long-term care through research, education, and evaluation of new clinical models.

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The AAGP Annual Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatric mental health care.

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The Internet Geriatric Psychiatry Self-Assessment Program. students, the public anyone interested in improving the mental health of the elderly have relied on AAGP since as the key driver for progress for elderly mental health care.

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The Council on Geriatric Psychiatry focuses on the special mental health needs of older adults. The council’s work stands at the intersection of psychiatry and other medical specialties. It recognizes that integration of care is vital to the well-being of geriatric patients.