Assessing Risk and Managing Behaviors in Persons with DementiaLive webinar held May 6, 2015
- Staff and students from many levels, disciplines, and settings (both facility and community-based), including staff involved in providing long term care (e.g., nursing staff and administrators), as well as behavioral health staff who work with older adults.
- Additionally, staff from Adult Protective Services, home health, adult day healthcare, respite care, area agencies on aging, Emergency Department staff of acute care hospitals, hospital discharge planners, and others serving older adults.
This webinar focused on tools and techniques that can be used in risk assessment and management of behaviors in patients with dementia. Questions and discussion followed the lectures.
Beth B. Ulrich, ACSW, LCSW
Beth B. Ulrich, ACSW, LCSW, joined the Senior Psychiatric Program at Centra/Virginia Baptist Hospital as Community Liaison to Long Term Care in September, 2011. She provides evaluations and consultations in addition to interventions such as behavioral management and psychotherapy in an effort to assist patients, families and staff with the often difficult transition/adjustment to living in a long term care facility.
She received her Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Social Work from Florida State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia.
Beth was the Director of Social Work for Centra for over 20 years before becoming the Program Manager for the county satellite out-pt. clinics at Horizon Behavioral Health. Her experience has a combined focus in Social Work Discharge Planning and Case Management as well as Clinical Social Work for Seriously Mentally Ill adults and geriatrics.
Cindy Mann holds degrees in Education, Psychology and Nursing. She has spent the majority of her career working in psychiatry, but also worked in the ER and with Hospice.
She started working in an inpatient psych unit for children and adolescents 30 years ago. Since then, she has has the opportunity to work in the inpatient as well as outpatient settings.
Cindy has worked with patients from 5 to 105 but her focus remains on her work with geriatric patients. Although she still picks up shifts and works directly with patients, she has been a manager of inpatient units in both Nashville and in Virginia for approximately eight years.
E. Ayn Welleford, MS, PhD
E. Ayn Welleford, PhD, received her BA in Management/Psychology from Averett College, M.S. in Gerontology and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Adult Development and Aging, Geropsychology, and Aging & Human Values. As an educator, researcher, and previously as a practitioner she has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals across the caregiving and long term care continuum.
As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology, she currently works to “Improve Elder Care through Education” through her Teaching, Scholarship, and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Welleford provides community education and serves on several boards and committees.
Dr. Welleford is former Chair of the Governor’s Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission, as well as a recipient of the AGHE Distinguished Teacher Award. In 2011, Dr. Welleford was honored by the Alzheimer’s Association at their annual Recognition Reception for her statewide advocacy. Dr. Welleford is the author of numerous publications and presentations given at national, state and local conferences, community engagement and continuing education forums. In 2012, Dr. Welleford was appointed to the Advisory Board for VCU’s West Grace Village project. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Mary Creath Payne Leadership Award from Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging.