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Series: What Every Home Care Clinician Needs to Know About Dementia, Depression (Webinar $389*)
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Series: What Every Home Care Clinician Needs to Know About Dementia, Depression (Webinar $389*)

9/6/2018 to 9/27/2018

When: Access Live or On-demand
8:30- 10:00 AMArizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (480) 491-0540

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4 Part Webinar Series – Thursdays, September 2018 (Webinar)

Cognitive impairments, depression and behavioral issues have a major impact on a patient's ability to recover from illness.  This 4-part series will help home care staff better understand how to assess patients with behavioral health conditions, establish appropriate care plans, document properly and fulfill the requirements of the IMPACT Act as it applies to neuro-emotional items in OASIS -D.

Webinar 1, September 6

Depression and Anxiety Disorders-What We Know and Keys to Managing the Patient at Home

The CDC long-term study found that 37.9% of Home Health agency claims include a diagnosis of depression. Anxiety is known to co-exist at rates of up to 50% in people who have depression. Both these diagnoses coexist with numerous co-morbidities and are often the common factor related to hospital readmissions. Learn strategies to manage patients with these disorders at home.


  • Define depression and anxiety diagnoses and the occurrence of depression and anxiety in the elderly.
  • Explain the co-occurrence of depression and anxiety with the leading medical co-morbidities.
  • Assess depression & anxiety in the homebound elderly. and define behaviors that decrease depression and anxiety.
  • Establish patient goals for an episode.

Webinar 2, September 13

The 3 Ds: Dementia Depression and Delirium:Learn to recognize and provide care-planning guidance and effectively treat dementia, delirium and depression in the home.



  • Determining a patient’s baseline 
  • What is dementia, delirium and depression and what are the delirium risk factors
  • Identify, evaluate, and differentiate signs and symptoms of delirium, dementia and depression
  • Restate the common behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia and causes of (BPSD)
  • Recall key assessments and how to utilize them
  • Describe interventions to minimize and manage delirium, dementia and depression
  • Employ essentials taught to family caregivers

Webinar 3, September 20

Documentation for Behavioral Health-Is Your Record Clearly Telling the Story?

Clinicians are often proficient in documenting medical diagnoses but lack knowledge of what should be documented for patients with behavioral health needs. Learn what and how to document for patients these conditions.



  • Define the Medicare regulations for Behavioral Health Home Care
  • Conditions that support homebound for patients with behavioral health diagnoses
  • Assesments:  What should be part of the neurobehavioral assessment and identifying assessments that can be used to evaluate a patient’s behavioral health status and how to communicate those findings to a physician.
  • Components of an appropriate plan of care; assessment, behavioral health note, interventions and goals.
  • Key points to audit in a patient’s record who receives Behavioral Health Home Care.

Webinar 4, September 27

The IMPACT ACT-How Do We Meet the Behavioral Cognitive Assessment Needs

The IMPACT Act requires providers including home health agencies to report standardized patient assessment data and quality measure data to CMS. The items in the OASIS-D will reflect changes to the neuro- emotional items that will be required across all post-acute care providers. This webinar will review requirements.



  • The IMPACT is and the purpose of the ACT
  • Components of the neuro-emotional items in the OASIS-D
  • How to do the mental health assessment
  • Using the new evidence-based tools in the neuro -emotional section and what the results mean



Katherine Johnson Vanderhorst, RN,BSN, President and Amy Craven, P.T., M.S., D.P.T., Vice President at C & V Senior Care Specialists, Inc.
C & V Senior Care Specialists is a consulting firm specializing in offering education and training to Certified and Licensed home care agencies, Assisted Living facilities, Skilled Nursing facilities, and Hospital systems behavioral health care and the care of the person with Alzheimer's disease. C & V offers on-site and web based clinical, operations, and marketing training plus a wealth of written resources that facilitate growth of a new clinical program.


*AAHC Members  
Live Version  $389  
Recorded Version $389  

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!


Registration: The registration deadline is September 1, 2018. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

Recording will be available through December 31, 2018


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