Leonardtown, MD – Citizens are invited to enjoy a day of professional exploration and discussion regarding individuals with long-term care and behavioral health needs.


The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services and Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging are proud to offer a seminar for professionals and individuals working with the long-term care population.


The seminar will be held Thursday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and luncheon.


The theme of this event is:  Identifying Issues and Bridging Gaps: Supporting Individuals with Long-Term Care Needs & Behavioral Health Challenges.

Presenters will include:

Stevanne Ellis, Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Best Practices, Regulations & Rights regarding Hospital, Assisted Living and

Nursing Home Transitions

Petula Phillander, Southern Region Older Adult Behavioral Health PASRR Specialist

Behavioral Health Resources, the Pre-Admission Screen & Resident Review Process

Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs,

Mental Health Association of Maryland

Challenges and opportunities to improve late life Behavioral Health disorders

Karin Lakin, CDP, CADDCT, Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community

Behavioral and Psychiatric symptoms of Dementia & Long-Term Care challenges


To register, please contact Jenny Beyer, MAP Coordinator, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71057, or email Jennette.Beyer@stmarysmd.com

Please make checks made payable to the Department of Aging & Human Services.