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UNDERSTANDING AGING AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ... 6 CEUs
Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 each day. In Davidson County alone, the senior citizen population is expected to double by 2040 ... from 65,403 to 133,012. Tennesseans are living longer, oftentimes starting or extending their addictions and mental illness into their 70s and 80s. Chemical dependency, Alzheimer's, exercise, and the "point system" for nursing home admissions are just a few topics to be discussed at this year's Aging & Behavioral Health Symposium. Join Mental Health America, Centerstone, and the TN Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, along with many other booth sponsors, as experts present new information about one of our most valued populations.
Symposium Objectives …
After completing this educational program, attendees will be able to:
¨ Discuss the heightened relevance of medical and mental health co-morbidity among older adults and the advantages of integrated care for this population;
¨ Differentiate between chronological age and physiologic age;
¨ List more than four (4) forms of elder abuse and know how to report elder abuse;
¨ Assist clients in navigating the nursing home
admissions process when advanced care is warranted;
¨ Identify key at risk indicators for substance abuse in older adults
This event is free, but registration is required.
For complete details, including speakers and agenda, view the event brochure here.
Continuing Education Credits …
ACLF/RHA ADMINISTRATORS: This educational offering has been approved for six (6) hours of continuing education credit for ACLF/RHA administrators.
ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS: The Aging & Behavioral Health Symposium is pending approval for six (6) hours of continuing education credit by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.
LADACs: This educational program has been pre-approved for six (6) hours of NAADAC credit. Certificates of attendance will be made available to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors who need contact hours and proof of attendance at an educational seminar related to their profession.
LPCs: TLCPA is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider and a co-sponsor of this symposium. TLCPA may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. TLPCA maintains responsibility for the content of this event, which has been approved for 6.0 CEUs.
NURSING: The University of Tennessee (UT)-Martin has approved this symposium for .6 CEUs. CEUs are awarded at the rate of one (1) CEU for every ten (10) hours of instruction. Upon completion of the program, the attendee will have a permanent record on file with the Academic Records Office at UT-Martin denoting this training. The attendee will also be issued a Certificate of Completion from UT-Martin. Attendees wishing to obtain a copy of a non-degree transcript may find instructions for doing so at the following website: www.utm.edu/departments/registrar/transcripts.php.
NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.00 clock hours and 6.00 participant hours.
SOCIAL WORKERS: This symposium has been pre-approved by the National Association of Social Workers - TN Chapter for 6.0 CEUs.
OTHER: A certificate of attendance will be made available for professionals who need contact hours.
When & Where
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.