Tag: long-term care

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...

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...