For patients and residents experiencing dementia, the behavior modifications required for COVID-19 are a significant obstacle. Almost everything related to this population is made more difficult by measures to combat the disease.
Given the flow of short-term patients and staff members through any nursing care facility and opportunity for spreading infection, rapid testing for COVID-19 can help immensely.
Psych Hub is changing how we understand behavioral health and substance use education with online courses that take students from knowledge learned to behavior change. Their video library aims to improve mental health literacy while reducing the stigma surrounding seeking mental health care.
Even though nursing homes restricted visitors and resident departures, the nature of their workforce still made them an ideal environment for easy transmission of COVID-19. Asymptomatic spread played an especially strong role in this disaster for patients and staff alike.
Nursing facilities are feeling an outsized effect from COVID-19, between residents, patients, family caregivers, and staff. A sweeping program of testing and vaccination are the only viable solutions.
One of the biggest overarching problems in mental health is insufficient access to treatment. Psych Hub demonstrates the value of eLearning as a solution, offers two different options for the entire continuum of care, both of which combat the problem of access.
Because state and federal level actions have been fragmented and often lack strong coordination, physicians and healthcare system officials must understand the full picture that combines overall addiction-rise statistics with current and potential enforcement actions.
Whatever doubts there were about the efficiency and usability of telehealth before this year, the global pandemic has allayed them. Telehealth has been used to keep the at-risk at home and reduce the spread of infection while ensuring appointments are kept, especially in behavioral healthcare.