San Diego, CA, April 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Concept Healthcare, an innovator in the delivery of online training and resources for psychologists and behavioral/healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of its new website. This new site is dedicated to providing professionals and staff working in the long-term care setting a single comprehensive source for education, training, and ancillary services specifically tailored to behavioral health solutions for the elderly patient. This site brings together an extensive collection of training, resources and tools all in one easy to use location where visitors can easily search, review, share and purchase with just a few clicks.
The site includes long term care training programs for facilities, with easy online registration, a selection of books recommended for both caregivers and professionals and a collection of eBooks developed by Concept Healthcare, formatted specifically for nursing in-service training programs. Visitors to the new site will also find an extensive library of educational articles developed to assist healthcare professionals who work with the elderly in nursing homes and long term care facilities.
The size and growth of the elderly patient population in nursing home facilities is driving the demand for new and improved training and education solutions for the professionals and staff involved in the care of older adults. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Annual Nursing Home Data Compendium, over 3.3 million Americans resided in the nations nursing homes in 2009 and the numbers have been steadily increasing. The projections of a joint team from the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago indicate that, if residency ratios remain unchanged, the number of persons residing in nursing homes will double or triple by 2030. As a result of these trends, the nursing home industry is increasingly challenged to train staff on how to recognize and manage depression in residents, reduce anti- psychotic medications, and better respond to the psychological needs of both residents and families.
Joseph Casciani, PhD, founder of Concept Healthcare says, “The elderly patient population is growing rapidly and nursing home admissions are increasing for both short term and long term stays. As a result, the demands on professionals and staff in in the nursing home setting related to behavior medicine are expanding and intensifying. Our new website will be an important resource in long term care training aimed at improving the effectiveness of caregivers and the care of older adults.”
For more information and to visit the website, www.concepthc.com
About Concept Healthcare
Concept Healthcare is a web-based company providing educational content and training for professionals, health care settings, and family members who care for older adults, focusing on improving the physical and psychological well-being of this group. Online courses, live web conferences, nursing in-service programs and custom training programs are tailored for individuals and groups, including long term care facilities, hospices, and home health organizations. Continuing education credit is authorized by many state and professional organizations.