Ord, Neb. — On Jan. 30, Riley Smith, CMSW, LMHP with Valley County Health Systems (VCHS) Heritage Programs for Seniors conducte a person-centered care training at Rose Lane Home in Loup City for residents family members.
Person-Centered Care is built on the premise that health care is best delivered as a partnership between providers, patient, their families and the community, Smith says. Together they can utilize communication techniques that facilitate informed decision making while encouraging patient participation in the design of treatment plans and encouraging self-management.
The Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS offers expertise in aging, giving care, geriatric psychiatry, behavioral health, strength-based communication and numerous other topics.
We can provide training on a variety of mental wellness topics from effective communication to managing escalating behaviors to mindfulness techniques, says Smith. We are able to design a training for any agency, facility or individual that has a need.
To learn more about the Heritage Program and its staff call (308) 728-4340.