Common Problems Addressed in SNFs that Require Specialized Knowledge

Diverse mental disorders: depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, hoarding, Axis II disorders, substance abuse, etc.

  • Dementia syndromes, delirium, mild cognitive impairment, other neurological issues
  • Adjustment to aging-related stresses including reduced independent functioning, changing roles, and changing environments
  • Challenging behaviors such as verbal/physical agitation, noncompliance/refusal of care, etc.
  • Coping with and managing chronic illness
  • Behavioral health concerns such as insomnia, pain, poor health behaviors (smoking)
  • Grief and loss
  • End-of-life concerns/themes of death and dying