Category: For Providers

Challenges and Strategies in Psychiatric Patient Treatment at Skilled Nursing Facilities
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Challenges and Strategies in Psychiatric Patient Treatment at Skilled Nursing Facilities

We found Dr. Robert Figlerski’s list of challenges and strategies in treating psychiatric patients in a long-term care setting, originally published in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, enlightening.   Challenges: Demographic shifts—when staff training doesn’t keep up with patient needs. Confusion over how to properly use psychotropic medications (such as antipsychotics.) Confusion and misinformation about non-drug...

6 Common Telehealth Myths
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6 Common Telehealth Myths

Telehealth has grown rapidly over the past few years. 76% of health systems are expected to have implemented telehealth by the end of 2018, according to a survey held by Teladoc.   However, many misconceptions have grown up around telehealth. In a February 26 webcast, Roy Schoenberg, MD, president, CEO and co-founder of American Well,...

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Iowa Expands Telehealth Insurance Coverage

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a bill that will require health insurance to cover telehealth services to the same extent as comparable services not offered by telehealth into law. The law takes effect January 1, 2019 and will affect any insurance policy delivered, issued or reissued after that date.   Since this law (passed...

What’s the Deal with Meditation?
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What’s the Deal with Meditation?

We’ve all heard the potential mental health effects that meditation can bring to the table. Whether you’re worried about concentration or relaxation, it’s time to weigh the benefits to see if meditation is a good fit for your life. Does it Really Work? It’s the question everyone asks, but it depends on if you’re actually...

Improving Your Memory
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Improving Your Memory

Our brains are constantly recording memories. This makes recalling memories much more challenging over time. Fortunately, we found some quick fixes to helping recall memories more easily. Retraining your memory can do incredible things to improve focus, concentration and overall mental health. We have been highlighted some simple ways to get better at remembering: Repetition,...

Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health
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Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health

For committed gardeners, going outside and putting on gloves in preparation to dig can be enough to make their spirits rise. However, research suggests it’s more than just joy to work in your garden again that can offer a mood boost.   What is Horticultural Therapy? The Therapeutic Landscapes Network defines horticultural therapy as the...