Improving Mental Health Treatment in LTC: McKnight’s Guest Post

Posted by Dr. El - June 4, 2010 - Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse - 4 Comments

I wrote a guest post for McKnight’s Long Term Care News addressing how psychologists can help nursing home residents and when a referral for treatment might be appropriate.

“The recent Illinois legal decision to move mentally ill nursing home residents into smaller mental health settings is likely to prompt an industry-wide examination of the practice of accepting mentally ill residents into long-term care. If nursing home residents are lucky, it will also trigger an evaluation of how we treat mental health issues in nursing homes in general.”