An Inside Look at Exceptional Care Through Telehealth

By: Ed Mercadante
CEO, MediTelecare

As the nation’s leading provider of behavioral telehealth services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, MediTelecare is proud to have an incredibly talented team of doctors and clinicians who consistently exhibit outstanding patient-focused care at the facilities in our network. With such a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer as a result of our best-in-class team of providers, we created this blog to provide a place where patients and their families, clinicians and others involved in behavioral health care can come to learn more about various aspects of our industry, telemedicine, the latest technology, research findings and so much more.

Here you’ll find articles written by our very own doctors and clinicians on a variety of topics that we hope can shed some light on the latest advancements in behavioral health, and also reflect the MediTelecare's commitment to high clinical quality, and patient-focused care. It’s our hope that by providing this forum for our team of professionals to share their experiences and professional assessments of the latest industry findings, we will create a valuable resource for our clinicians to learn from each other and practice collaborative care while also providing patients and their families with important information about the topics that affect them.

With a growing number of Americans being affected by mental health disorders and a large number of those people having difficultly accessing care according to American Psychological Association (http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/aging/mental-health.aspx), MediTelecare is committed to doing its part to contribute to changes and advancements in the behavioral health world to improve patient access and care. We view this blog to be one small piece of that puzzle.


 

Clinical Corner

October 2, 2020

Why Telehealth Should Be the Standard Protocol in Long-Term Care Facilities

Why Telehealth Should Be the Standard Protocol in Long-Term Care Facilities By Ed Mercadante | October 1, 2020 With the COVID-19 cloud casting a shadow on high-risk elderly care communities, there’s another effect to make note of besides the way these facilities […]
September 30, 2020

Telemedicine Can Significantly Reduce High-Risk Medication Use in SNFs — Including Antipsychotics

Telemedicine Can Significantly Reduce High-Risk Medication Use in SNFs — Including Antipsychotics By Maggie Flynn | September 30, 2020 The value of telehealth in the skilled nursing setting has become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic, with various care providers finding ways to maintain […]
September 11, 2020

MediTelecare Yields Positive Outcomes for Skilled Nursing Facilities Through Telehealth

MediTelecare, the nation’s largest provider of telehealth-behavioral care to the long-term care market including skilled and assisted living centers, announced significant positive results in treating behavioral health conditions via telehealth. From a population of over 4,500 skilled nursing facility resident-patients […]
June 2, 2020

Combating Loneliness and Boredom in Nursing Facilities During COVID-19

Combating Loneliness and Boredom in Nursing Facilities During COVID-19 Nursing home residents often struggle with loneliness and at times with isolation, both which have negative consequences for emotional and physical health. With current restrictions in place at nursing facilities, to […]
May 15, 2020

Important Warning Signs for Residents and Staff

Important Warning Signs for Residents and Staff By: Dr. Sherie L. Friedrich, PsyD Chief Psychology Officer During these difficult times many people are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. Stress, as we all know, is a part of everyday life and […]
 
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