Seeking behavioral health support for your residents and your staff should be accessible at your fingertips! MediTelecare™ has expanded our services and technology to give you the best available support by helping you identify residents at risk, easy access to behavioral health care, and additional resources for your staff.
Residents and staff alike can use these behavioral health “first aid” coping strategies to feel supported during this crisis:
Express your feelings and thoughts
Develop a list of goals for the future
Start keeping a journal
Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you
List what you are grateful for
Share and connect with others
Knit baby blankets or hats to donate to a hospital
Share a favorite recipe
Send a letter or email to a loved one, old friend, or acquaintance
Use creative outlets
Color, draw, or doodle
Play music, dance, or sing
Listen to a podcast or radio show
Read a book or magazine
Look through a photo album
Stretch, or when possible, take a walk
Practice mindful breathing
Escape reality with your imagination
Reminisce of the past and share stories with others
Close your eyes, visualize a favorite place and revel in the moment
How MediTelecare™ Can Help:
With digital referrals and assessment tools, MediTelecare™ proactively identifies at-risk residents.
The MediReview™ helps your facilities to identify silent sufferers and optimizes preventative behavioral health care. It also helps identify residents that may require additional screening tools to diagnose conditions including PTSD, depression, and neurocognitive disorders.
Our MediTelecareGo!™ mobile app provides remote access to behavioral health services when your residents need them most through:
Our new Virtual Waiting Room offers access to urgent care when help can’t wait.
Compassion Fatigue is the emotional and physical reaction to caring for others without being able to refuel and tend to one’s own needs. Facility staff may be suffering now more than before, as they spend countless hours caring for patients as they battle this infection.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental health “first aid” refers to the strategies that frontline healthcare workers can deploy to provide emotional care to their patients during a crisis. These interventions can be incorporated into caregiving to alleviate distress and establish an improved emotional connection with residents.
Below are tips on how to integrate compassion into patient interactions:
Self Care are the activities and practices individuals take to maintain and improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. Practicing self care can help frontline workers prevent experiencing burn-out and compassion fatigue.