Category: Live Well

May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month
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May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month

Mental Health Month and National Nurses Month are coinciding this May, and at a very appropriate time. Nurses and other healthcare workers are making enormous sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their mental health. Encounter Telepsychiatry, a division of Encounter Telehealth LLC, partners with senior care facilities across the country. We have seen, firsthand, the...

Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety
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Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety

2.5 million Americans reside in assisted living and nursing facilities across the country. All are under lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As expected, the residents are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety due to removed visits from friends and family, reduced activity, and alterations to their living situations. However, the staff in these facilities are...

Telehealth Brings Mental Healthcare to Farmers and Rural Communities
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Telehealth Brings Mental Healthcare to Farmers and Rural Communities

As mentioned in our previous article about the growing mental health for farmers , Encounter Telehealth knows first hand the stressful nature of the farming lifestyle. Located in the heart of Omaha, we work closely with rural farming communities. Many of our partner staff and patients come from farming families, and have been agricultural workers,...

Burnout Among Healthcare Workers
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Burnout Among Healthcare Workers

The World Heath Organization (WHO) has recently catalogued Employee Burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. Not only is burnout real, but it’s also now classified as an official workplace syndrome, or “occupational phenomenon”. WHO characterizes burnout by three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or...

Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers
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Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers

There is a growing mental health epidemic among the farmers and ranchers of America. Due to environmental conditions, trade politics, reduced workforce, and financial stress we are seeing higher rates of depression and anxiety among agricultural workers. CATTLE RANCHERS 2019 has been a trying year for cattle ranchers across the Midwest. The Bomb Cyclone ravaged...

McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness
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McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness

McKnight’s Long Term Care News published a guest article written by Encounter Telehealth’s Randy Beckett- Vice President of Geriatric Psychiatric Services, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC. In the article, Randy discusses the effects of loneliness on aging health, and how therapy and telehealth can help. Loneliness was recently dubbed “the silent killer”, and recent reports suggest...

Telehealth Serves America: Part IV, Millennials
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Telehealth Serves America: Part IV, Millennials

How telehealth is offering the future of healthcare to the future of America. The United States Census Bureau defines Millennials as anyone born between 1982 and 2000. Millennials account for one quarter of the nation’s population and account for the population with the highest rates of mental health concerns. In this article, we are going...

Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business
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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business

Encounter Telehealth was mentioned in an article published by CrunchBase News which discusses diversity in startup businesses in Nebraska. Invest Nebraska’s program director, Matt Foley, is quoted in the article saying: “Starting by looking in the mirror, we recognize as the leading investor in the state we must strive to be a leader in this...

Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction

Encounter Telehealth has conducted an analysis of 40 partner skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and we are proud to announce a 6.7% drop in anti-psychotic drug use among skilled nursing facility patients between 2015 and 2018 in Iowa, alone. The analysis shows the percentage of anti-psychotic drug use among facilities in 2015, prior to working...

Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans
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Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans

How telehealth is helping American Veterans battle mental health issues Thank you for joining us in our second edition of ‘Telehealth Serves America’. In this blog post, we will discuss one of America’s most valued and distinguished groups—Veterans. Veterans have valiantly served and protected our country. After being exposed to the traumas of wartime and...

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