Lunch and Learn: Older Adults & Mental Health

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Citizens Square

200 East Berry Street

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Objectives:

  • Learn the warning signs that indicate an older adult is experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Summarize the challenges faced by an older adult with mental health issues
  • Differentiate between common terms used when treating older adults (i.e. delirium vs dementia, incapacitated vs incompetent, nursing home vs assisted living facility)
  • Evaluate the ethical dilemmas that can occur when treating an older adult with mental health issues
  • Identify some of the interventions available for addressing issues of mental health in older adults


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Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Citizens Square - Omni Room

CEUs: 1.0


About the Speaker

Jessica Skiver has worked with the older adult population for over 20 years. For the past four years, she has served as Staff Clinician at Bridgeways. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Social Work, she worked at Harbor Light Hospice in Merrillville, Indiana as the Bereavement Coordinator. After feeling the need to gain more life experience to better serve her patients, she moved to Fort Wayne and accepted the position as Social Services Director at Miller’s Merry Manor extended care facility. The position allowed her to form ongoing relationships with her patients and she continued pursuing this type of patient interaction when she went to work for Ear, Nose & Throat as a Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser. Feeling the need for a new challenge, Jessica received her Masters in Social Work and jumped completely out of her comfort zone to work at Bridgeways.

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Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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