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Materials Available from Resources for Supporting Nursing Facility Residents with Mental and/or Behavioral Health Needs

November 28th, 2023

Webinar Materials:

In recent years, changes in public policy and in living options have resulted in more residents with mental and/or behavioral health needs living in long-term care facilities. Long-term care facilities often lack the training and access to the support necessary to provide individualized care for residents with these needs. Through this webinar, we discussed a new free resource for nursing facilities, the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF). 

The COE-NF was established in September 2022 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). COE-NF leadership shared what they do, who they help, program goals, and how to connect the nursing facilities you visit with their resources.