The Temporary Detention Order (TDO) Process: What Staff Need to Know

As residents in long term care facilities are living longer the incidence of dementia and other mental health issues has been increasing.  Thus, long term care and skilled nursing centers have been faced with new and more complicated challenges.  There is a need to develop skills beyond those of “basic custodial care” which require problem solving abilities as well as the willingness and ability to implement creative interventions.  

The Geriatric Mental Health Planning Partnership, in collaboration with the VCU Department of Gerontology and the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is organizing the next in a series of webinars dedicated to “Mental Health and Aging Training.”  Experts in aging and behavioral health, both within Virginia and outside of Virginia have been selected to lead these webinars.

This presentation is intended for staff from many levels, disciplines and settings (both acute care and long term care).  Attendees include, behavioral health staff, nurse practitioners, nurses, CNAs, nursing home Administrators, Social Workers and Case Managers from both acute and long term care.

At the end of this one-hour presentation, participants will learn:

  1. What are the current regulations governing when and how this may occur;
  2. How to initiate the process, e.g., who should petition and what to do; and
  3. What are practical considerations to keep in mind, e.g. transportation, timing, helpful documentation, readmission to facility after treatment and stabilization, etc.

The live event is open to all and free for all.  Attendees are required to have a computer with access to high speed internet (to view the slide presentation) and computer speakers OR access to a telephone.  Additional information is provided through the registration form.

Register today for the Temporary Detention Order Process: What Staff Need to Know webinar on Wednesday, May 29, 1:30 pm (Third in the Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative, Series II*).  CLICK HERE for more information and registration.