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Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Patients and Staff in the Age of Covid: Special Considerations for Intermediate and Long Term Care Facilities

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Date Published

February 17, 2021

Publisher

Ohio Health Care Association

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Summary

The focus of this session is to discuss the current issues surrounding the mental health needs of clients and staff in LTC’s and ICF’s. The current pandemic has caused significant disruption in the lives of our staff and patients. At the bare minimum, social restrictions have isolated patients from their loved ones and many times each other. Our staff have had to wear cumbersome PPE, become ill themselves, and in many cases have lost many patients to this illness. Depression, anxiety, and caregiver fatigue has increased exponentially. In addition, research has shown that those infected with Covid are more likely to have increased mental health symptoms. The question becomes: how do we identify those patients and staff struggling and how best do we care for them?

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Presenters

Cassandra Skul, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - ViaQuest Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions

Cassandra Skul is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with Viaquest Psychiatric & Behavioral Solutions. She... Read More

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