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Caring for Residents with Mental and Psychosocial Disorders

This session will provide information about the aging brain and common psychosocial issues. Dr. Bender will give details about optimizing mental health care in geriatrics, an anticipated focus of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the Phase III Requirements of Participation (RoPs). There are many challenges, but also great opportunity to deliver cutting edge care.

  • Describe the current challenges and opportunities in geriatric behavioral health.
  • Examine state of the art concepts and their practical application.
  • Summarize current major challenges in delivering care to our aging populations.

Dr. Robert Bender, MD, Healthy Aging International, Clive
Dr. Robert Bender is a geriatrician who has practiced in Iowa for nearly 40 years. He is board certified in geriatrics and has a master’s degree in psychopharmacology. Dr. Bender is the section chief of the Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center at Broadlawns Medical Center.