Working as a professional caregiver in a hospice, at whatever level of care, or other palliative care setting can be stressful. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 62% of hospice and palliative care clinicians had suffered from burnout. It’s not hard to understand why.
New possibilities are now available for digital mental health education, especially for healthcare organizations, with the hope of expanding training opportunities and public health awareness around mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention.
Even before COVID-19, the U.S. was on the brink of a mental health emergency. Workplace mental health and how to support employees is an especially difficult problem. We're already in a situation where 75% of employees are experiencing burnout. Here’s a solution for the healthcare workplace.
For skilled nursing and long-term care, visitation by family members or healthcare professionals for such purposes as audits and state compliance surveys will be limited as an impact of COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.
Given the focus across healthcare and especially within long-term care for the COVID-19 pandemic, the QAPI guidelines and the need for organizations to comply with them may be delayed far longer, creating more confusion and anxiety among industry compliance and operation leaders.
As a healthcare company with multiple types of operations in different states, Pruitt Health had many challenges when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Learn how the company has risen to them and is charting its path forward.
When CMS overhauled its long-term care facility survey earlier this year, few thought the new document would remain unchanged. They were right, and new elements have been added in alongside an updated on- and offsite survey set of protocols.
The coronavirus pandemic has made the vulnerability of American long-term care facilities even more obvious. Not only are residents more susceptible to infection due to age or disease, but the very nature of the facilities, from structure to care delivery, makes it easier for diseases to spread.