Mental Health in Nursing Homes: Dr. El speaks at Risk Management Conference

Posted by Dr. El - October 24, 2012 - Business Strategies, Common Nursing Home Problems and How Psychologists Can Solve Them, Customer service, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, Talks/Radio shows - 2 Comments

Where was I last week and why didn’t I update my blog as usual?  I was in Denver, speaking about Mental Health in Nursing Homes at the National Aging Services Risk Management conference sponsored by Caring Communities, Peace Church Risk Retention Group, and ECRI Institute.  I addressed the fact that facilities are exposing themselves to multiple risks if they aren’t providing appropriate mental health care, and I offered practical, low- or no-cost ideas on how to improve mental health treatment in long-term care settings.  The talk was recorded and will be available to ECRI Institute members at their website:  In their words: ECRI Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.