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May 10, 2016

Enhancing Well-Being: Medications and Beyond for Elders Living with Mental Illness

The May 2016 PASRR webinar "Enhancing Well-Being: Medications and Beyond for Elders Living with Mental Illness" occurred on Tuesday, May 10th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).

The webinar was presented by Lynda Crandall, RN, GNP, President of Lynda Crandall Consulting.

A PDF copy of the slides is available at the bottom of this page.

Synopsis of the Topic:

The session will present a framework for PASRR evaluations in long term care settings, including important perspective concepts and communication skills to both contribute to the staff learning during the evaluation as well as to aid the evaluator. Elements of well-being are integrated into the evaluation process, along with the difference between what is important to and what is important for the person. Individualization in assessment and plan development is stressed as a primary principle.


Lynda Crandall is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with over 40 years experience working with elders living with physical and mental disabilities. She has experience providing direct services in nursing home and geropsychiatric in-patient hospital care, as well as indirect services through formal and informal consultation, community training and education, quality of care initiatives, and state policy/program design. Ms. Crandall has authored a number of chapters in nursing text books, training manuals and journal articles on mental health and aging topics, and has presented at many medical, nursing and caregiver conferences across the country. She is president of Lynda Crandall Consulting, an elder centered consultation and training service specializing in culture change, dementia and behavioral health. She also co-founded and serves on the Steering Committee for the Oregon culture change coalition, Making Oregon Vital for Elders (MOVE), and is a co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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