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Clinical Corner

July 1, 2019

When Medications Don’t Work: The Importance of Using a Non-Pharmacologic Approach in Patients Suffering From Dementia With Behavior Disturbance

When Medications Don’t Work: The Importance of Using a Non-Pharmacologic Approach in Patients Suffering From Dementia With Behavior Disturbance By Dr. Tiney Ray, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC MediTelecare Medication Manager PAC Behavior Health Consultant Dementia is an umbrella term, which covers […]
June 1, 2019

Suicide in Long-Term Care

Suicide in Long-Term Care By Dr. Cheryl France, M.D. Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist Suicide is a major public health concern for elderly individuals in the US. Suicide rates have increased steadily in this century with the highest rates for males […]
April 10, 2019

Gradual Dose Reduction of Psychotropic Medications in the Skilled Nursing Setting

Gradual Dose Reduction of Psychotropic Medications in the Skilled Nursing Setting By Jessica Badichek, PharmD Director of Drug Information Gradual dose reduction (GDR) is a term used often in the skilled nursing setting. In the past, GDR has only been […]
March 28, 2019

Psychologist as Consultant: The Role of Clinical Psychologists in LTC Settings

Psychologist as Consultant: The Role of Clinical Psychologists in LTC Settings By Sherie L. Friedrich, PsyD Clinical Director Department of Psychology, MediTelecare The role of Clinical Psychologists in Long Term Care settings is oftentimes misunderstood. As providers face increased regulations […]
March 19, 2019

Essential Information Needed For Appropriate Care of the Psychiatric Patient

Essential Information Needed For Appropriate Care of the Psychiatric Patient By Sherri Perry, MS, APRN, FNP-BC Clinical Director of Psychiatric Nursing, MediTelecare Many Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities struggle with polypharmacy problems, comorbidities, chronic diseases, underlying mental health conditions, and severe […]
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