Gain a better understanding of older adult mental illness and learn new skills with this free, three-episode video training series. The videos are intended to boost your confidence when caring for older adults and help you learn basic skills you can use to prevent and de-escalate mental health crises.
The training series includes a facilitator guide, fact sheets, checklists, and other tools viewers can download and print. Each video includes a ten-question quiz along with a quiz checker with the correct answers and a corresponding time stamp where the question topic is presented in the video.
Video 1—Older adult mental health basics: Explains common mental illness disorder categories; shares the compelling statistics; addresses the fear and inadequacy many providers and caregivers feel; confronts stigma and derogatory labels; expresses hope and effectiveness of treatment– Conveys how care providers and family caregiver can support persons living with mental illness.
Video 2—Mental health crisis prevention & de-escalation: Describes common behaviors and triggers likely to cause behavioral events; suggests prevention tips to reduce symptoms; demonstrates “right way/wrong way” de-escalation scenarios; shows how to apply new learning after a crisis event.
Video 3—Person-centered care & collaboration: Explains the importance of personalized mental health care plans; offers creative solutions to help residents and family members achieve their goals; discusses when to consult with outside mental health professionals for assessments and evaluations.