Dr. Joseph Casciani has a 30-year history in long term care as a psychologist and manager of mental health practices. He was awarded the first contracts from the California Department of Aging in 1982 to develop mental health training for the state’s nursing homes. For 16 years, he was the clinical lead for a large mental health practice where he oversaw mental health programs to patients in hundreds of nursing homes, in eight states.
He is past President of Psychologists in Long Term Care, and former Board Member of a national consortium of geropsychology training programs. He is the author of the Handbook of Health and Behavior, along with an online program on reducing anti-psychotic medication in nursing homes, and other publications.
He manages psychology practices for nursing homes in two states, and is a consultant and trainer. Concept Healthcare (also known as CoHealth) is his current company, named to emphasize the importance of behavioral health concepts in the care of older adults.
In 2018, he extended his professional interest in aging into a new venture, the Living to 100 Club. The website, www.Livingto100.Club offers a collection of articles and resources on successful aging. He also hosts a live internet radio show on the Voice America network, Health and Wellness channel, every Friday at 2pm Pacific time, where guests from a range of professions in health care, law, gerontology, and related fields share their expertise, recommendations, and positive views about aging every week. The goal of the Living to 100 Club is to help members live longer, healthier, and happier lives, and if this is not in the cards, to stay positive while trying.