Nursing Home Practice for Psychiatrists
Posted by Afandi on April 21, 2009
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc 2009 | 128 Pages | ISBN 0890422834 |PDF | 1.89 MB
The shifting demographic toward a “graying” population—coupled with today’s reality of managed care—makes the need for high-quality, cost-effective psychiatric services within the nursing care setting more urgent than ever. As we increase the number of our years, it is also imperative that we enhance the quality of those years.
The product of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) Council on Aging and its Committee on Long-Term Care and of the Elderly, the Manual of Nursing Home Practice for Psychiatrists stands out because it focuses on the “how”—not the “why”—of nursing home care. Of exceptional importance is its detailed discussion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), a structured assessment required by both Medicare and Medicaid for all residents of skilled nursing facilities.