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VCHS Heritage Program for Seniors Offers Training to Family of Area Nursing Home Residents


ORD, Neb. – On Jan. 30, Riley Smith, CMSW, LMHP with Valley County Health System (VCHS) Heritage Program for Seniors conducted a person-centered care training at Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City for resident’s family members.

“Person-Centered Care is built on the premise that health care is best delivered as a partnership between providers, patient, their families and the community,” Smith says. “Together they can utilize communication techniques that facilitate informed decision making while encouraging patient participation in the design of treatment plans and encouraging self-management.”

The Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS can offer expertise related to aging, care giving, geriatric psychiatry, behavioral health, strengths-based communication and a number of other topics. “We can provide training on a variety of mental wellness topics from effective communication to managing escalating behaviors to mindfulness techniques,” says Smith.  “We are able to design a training for any agency, facility or individual that has a need.”

To learn more about what the staff at the Heritage Program can offer you, please call 308.728.4340.


Heritage Staff (back row - l to r): Ruth Jones, PLMHP, PCMSW; Amber Schulenberg

(front row - l to r): Cheryl Hulinsky, Riley Smith, LMHP, CMSW; Macaela Haas, PLMHP