By: Dr. Tiney PhD, DNP, FNP-BC
MediTelecare Medication Manager
Leading studies estimate over 300 million people of all ages have depression. Many residents living in skilled nursing or assisted living facilities go through major life changes that make them more vulnerable to depression because they feel like they’ve lost their sense of purpose in life. Meaningful activities generally fill up the day for many residents, however, the recent social isolation mandate has interrupted the normal schedule for seniors and care staff.
The biggest challenge is remembering that seniors need to feel valued and productive. These are just a few examples, but every resident is different, so it is important for staff to think outside the box.
MediTelecare is here to help staff and residents with any behavioral healthcare needs, please reach out to us with any questions or requests below:
General or Operational Inquiries, please contact:
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Experience
Clinical Inquiries, please contact:
Sherri Perry, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Chief Nursing Officer