Training medical professionals on how to best handle changing landscape in nursing homes

Local nursing homes are seeing a different kind of resident—they’re younger and often face substance use and behavioral health issues.

This is why we’re collaborating with Rhode Island College and the Substance Use & Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island to train medical professionals on how to best handle the needs of this population and changing landscape. The project is being supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as part of a 2-year Special Innovation Project.

Gail Patry, RN, CPEHR, our Chief Program Officer at Healthcentric Advisors, spoke to Caring for the Ages about how nursing homes are increasingly serving younger populations, how that impacts care, and what we’re doing to help.

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For media inquiries contact Alex Bronk by phone (401-528-3273) or email (abronk@HealthcentricAdvisors.org).

About Healthcentric Advisors

Healthcentric Advisors is a non-profit health care quality improvement agency providing consulting, research and education services. Located in Providence, RI with offices in Woburn, MA and Brunswick, ME and a staff of approximately 50 physicians, nurses, educators, analysts and other professionals, Healthcentric Advisors is a sought-after partner to national and local government agencies, foundations, insurers, health care providers, stakeholders and educational institutions on health care quality improvement initiatives.

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