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Caring for Nursing Home Residents Approaching the End of Life: A Social Work Perspective

Gain a better understanding behind the importance of identifying residents who may be closer to the end of their life and the additional care options that are available to them.

Our aging population is at the crossroads of facing end of life within a culture that rarely discusses death. With over 30% of our population dying in nursing home facilities, it is imperative that we as professionals feel comfortable and educated enough to address these topics. This material helps professionals working directly with residents and their families to identify when a resident is getting closer to end of life, and suggests ways to carve out a role to navigate this by reviewing aspects of advance care planning. This content further provides clarification around the specifics of palliative care and hospice services, then reviews specific ways to identify residents who may meet hospice eligibility criteria. You will be provided with ways to recognize the signs of medical decline. Lastly, this topic will address how to have these conversations with the resident and their family. This information is critical for professionals working directly with residents in long term care nursing facilities in order to normalize planning for end of life care starting upon admission and throughout the course of a resident's stay.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

How to Identify Residents Nearing the End of Life

  • Why Identification Is Important
  • Your Role - Specifics on How to Implement Ways to Help Residents and Their Families
  • Advance Care Planning and Supporting Documentation

Overview of Palliative Care and Hospice

  • Palliative Overview
  • Hospice Overview (Including How the Veterans Administration Interfaces With Hospice Benefit)
  • Hospice Eligibility

Recognizing Medical Decline

  • Disease Trajectories and What to Expect
  • Hospice Criteria and When/How to Make a Referral

How to Normalize Conversations Around End of Life Care

  • Identify Key Moments in a Resident's Trajectory to Address End of Life Topics
  • How to Introduce and Then Continue These Conversations Over Time
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This course was last revised on October 29, 2018.

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Erin Nielsen

The Holding Group

Erin Nielsen, LCSW, ACHP-SW

  • Director of Operations at The Holding Group, LLC
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of clinical social work, with a specialty in palliative care
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on ways to learn about and integrate end of life topics
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of palliative social work:

1. Co-author: “A Need for More Palliative Focused Care: A Survey of Colorado Skilled Care Facilities.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association;

2. Co-author: “Building New Teams for Late Life Care: Lessons from LifeCourse.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; 3. Co-author: “Integrating Palliative Support into Long-Term Acute Care: Triple Aim Outcomes.” Poster for the National Quality Conference

  • Current recipient of funding from National Palliative Care Research Center to study advance care planning in sub-acute nursing facilities
  • MSW degree, University of Denver; BSW degree, University of Wisconsin
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative social worker since June 2012
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 720-295-1844

Laurel Tropeano

The Holding Group

Laurel Tropeano, LCSW

  • Director of Research and Education at The Holding Group, LLC
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of clinical social work, with a specialty in palliative care
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on ways to learn about and integrate end of life topics, and how social workers can utilize data to advance their practice
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of palliative social work: 1. Co-author with Terry Altilio: Handbook of Oncology Social Work: “Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer"; 2. Co-author: “A Need for More Palliative Focused Care: A Survey of Colorado Skilled Care Facilities.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association; 3. Co-author: “Integrating Palliative Support into Long-Term Acute Care: Triple Aim Outcomes.” Poster for the National Quality Conference
  • Current recipient of funding from National Palliative Care Research Center to study advance care planning in sub-acute nursing facilities
  • MSW degree, New York University, and completed a fellowship in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center; BA degree, Vassar College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 720-295-1844
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Product ID: 404293
Published 2018
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