August 2022 SPIN - Serving Seniors within an Integrated, Whole Person Care Model


Certificate of Attendance August 2022
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Date: August 22, 2022


Time: 3:00 pm


Location: Zoom


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Meeting ID: 827 0791 8504

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Topic: Providence Milwaukie Senior Psychiatric Unit: Serving Seniors within an Integrated, Whole Person Care Model


In this presentation, the scope and service of the Senior Psychiatric Unit will be outlined. We will identify the psychiatric disorders that are treated, the referral and intake process, and some basic data and metrics. Discussion will include how stabilization and recovery are attained for seniors experiencing serious psychiatric disorders and/or dementia with behavioral disturbance. We will touch on some complex matters that arise serving this vulnerable population, challenges we have encountered during the pandemic, and a few brief case examples. A multi-sensory experience will be offered to elucidate the unique healing processes that occur on our unit. Questions and dialogue are welcome throughout the presentation.



Speaker: Maria Brignola, Program Director for the Senior Psychiatric Unit at Providence Milwaukie Hospital


Maria Brignola is the Program Director for the Senior Psychiatric Unit (SPU) at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. She was integral in the July 2016 opening of the first senior psychiatric unit within Providence.

With a background in Body-Mind Psychiatry, Maria holds a master’s degree in counseling, is a board-certified dance/movement therapist, and a national certified counselor.


Maria’s mission is to promote healing and improve the quality of life for our seniors within a whole-person, integrated care model that emphasizes enrichment through the arts.



Important information about CEU Credits: Oregon Health Authority no longer pre-approves CEU’s. Go to https://bit.ly/2to0nwB to determine if this presentation will count towards annual CEU requirement for Nursing and Residential Care administrators.


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