Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will examine differing needs and risks associated with younger residents in long term care. We will discuss reasons for the growth of this population, and associated challenges as long term facilities and staff adapt to individuals who may be very long term residents. Many of these residents may be tech savvy, retain considerable physical or cognitive capacity, and also retain interests or personality traits that can be very difficult to manage in a traditional skilled nursing facility setting.
Describe common medical conditions affecting younger residents and psychosocial correlates of these conditions.
Identify risks that may be associated with younger residents.
Develop a care plan to address psychosocial issues of younger residents including activity and risk management components.
Speaker(s): Rebecca L. Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD; Robert M. Gibson, PhD, JD
Reference(s): Shapiro, J., A New Nursing Home Population: The Young, National Public Radio, 2010 Working-Age Nursing Home Residents, In the past 10 years, adults ages 31 to 64 have been the fastest-growing population in nursing homes, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Credit: Robert Benincasa and Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR Persson, D., Ostwald, S., Younger Residents in Nursing Homes, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, October 2009 - Volume 35 • Issue 10: 22-31
MD, MPH, CMD,
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services, Edgemoor DP SNF