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Webinar: Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elder Resident
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

*During this time - LeadingAge Kansas will have special pricing on certain webinars.
$39 for Members and $19 for Edge Members.

 Webinar:  Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elder Resident

April 14, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Acts of suicide, ideation, and self-harm in later life is a highly-prevalent, but minimally researched and uncomfortably discussed topic in the United States.  Yet the older adult presents with many or all of the primary risk factors:  mental illness (especially depression and grief/loss), medical illness, impaired coping skills, social disconnectedness, and functional impairment.  Further, life transitions experienced by the elderly including changes in housing of oneself or one’s spouse exacerbate the risk, making the transition to assisted living or long term care a crucial point to deliver screening and intervention.

With depression as a PDPM Special Care High category, how prepared are you and your staff to address the identification of depression in the elderly population, and what signs go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk?  This course will discuss prevalence of suicidality in the elderly in the State of Kansas, nationwide, and surprising findings about the incidence of suicide and self-harm in long term care settings.  Participants will understand the signs and behaviors which point to elevated risk, steps to improve the comfort and ability of staff to conduct effective interviews, risk assessments, and make appropriate hand-offs, with additional tips for completing PHQ-9 and the PDPM Calculation Worksheet.


Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

Dr. Kathleen Weissberg in her over 25 years of practice, has worked in adult rehabilitation, primarily in long-term care as a clinician, manager, researcher, and most recently as Education Director with Select Rehabilitation where she oversees continued competency and education for approximately 6000 full-time therapists.  She is also a professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA and at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.  She has authored publications on topics ranging from patient wellness and trauma informed care to dementia management and coding/billing compliance.  She has lectured internationally, nationally, and for various state associations on topics including elder bullying, adult sexuality, and the Montessori approach to dementia care.

Continuing Education:
Each connection is eligible for up to 6 individuals to receive continuing education credits.

This educational event has been approved for up to 1.0 continuing education hours in the core of Resident Care for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Adult Care Home Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Health Occupations and Credentialing approved provider number (LTS A0009).

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

*Continuing education hours are subject to change. 
*Dates and Times are subject to change.

Please note:  Participants are paying for one connection we suggest getting as many people around a computer as you can to view the webinars. If you log in with more than one connection you will be billed for additional connections. If you have questions about this, you can contact Nicole at [email protected]

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