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Saturday, March 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SA23 | Addressing the Needs and Challenges of Younger Adults in LTC

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This session will examine differing needs and risks associated with younger residents in LTC. Speakers will discuss reasons for the growth of this population, and associated challenges as LTC facilities and staff adapt to individuals who may be very long-term residents whom are tech savvy, may retain considerable physical or cognitive capacity, and also may retain interests or personality traits that can be very difficult to manage in a traditional SNF setting.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe common medical conditions affecting younger residents and psychosocial correlates of these conditions.
(2) Identify risks that may be associated with younger residents and a strategy to mitigate them.
(3) Develop a care plan to address psychosocial issues of younger residents including activity and risk management components.

avatar for Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, is a full-time medical director for the County of San Diego 192-bed distinct part skilled nursing facility serving a younger, safety net population for 18 years. Her facility is 5 stars (CMS 20/20), has been named a top nursing home in US News and World... Read More →
avatar for Robert Gibson, JD, PhD

Robert Gibson, JD, PhD

Robert Gibson, PhD, JD, is the psychologist at Edgemoor DP SNF. He is also licensed as an attorney. In addition to provision of psychological services and evaluations, Dr. Gibson has focused on a range of subjects including surrogate decision-making, assessment of decision-making... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Dallas 5-7
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