Tag: dementia

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...

Retain Staff and Reduce Turnover: How Encounter Can Help
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Retain Staff and Reduce Turnover: How Encounter Can Help

In long-term care, staff turnover is at a staggering 40%, twice the national average across industries. New staff are costly to train (in most cases, hiring and training a new staff member costs around 20% of their salary) and take time to find their “groove.” If turnover rates are high, those numbers can stack up...

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:...

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...