Tag: mental health

Addressing the Second Pandemic: Employee Mental Health

Two years into the pandemic, employee burnout continues to rage on.  According to a 2021 American Psychological Association survey of over 1,500 U.S. workers, 79% of them experienced some form of work-related stress a month before the survey was conducted. Almost 3 in 5 respondents said they’ve suffered symptoms of burnout, such as loss of […]

Add sleep problems to the list of COVID-19 challenges for nurses

Working the front lines of the early COVID-19 pandemic led to sleepless nights, anxiety, and depression for more than half of nurses surveyed for a new study. “Nurses are already at risk for higher rates of depression and insufficient sleep compared to other professions, thanks to the stress of patient care and the nature of […]

NIOSH seeking input on health worker mental health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is taking comments through Jan. 25, 2022, on approaches to prevent stress and improve the mental health and well-being of health workers. Information provided, including narrative evidence, data, or anecdotes, will support nation-wide efforts to raise awareness of mental health concerns, identify best practices to prevent and […]

Q&A: Case managers supporting COVID-19 patients

Q: As case managers strive to best support patients recovering from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), what are some of the most important things to keep in mind? A: Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CCTP, CMHIMP, CRP, DBH(s), of EFS Supervision Strategies LLC, in Burke, Virginia offers five strategies for supporting COVID-19 patients. Discharge to […]

Managing Mental Health During Trying Times

The internet and social media are full of memes, statuses, personal stories, and other commentary lamenting and marveling at the craziness of 2020. Many of these point out that we’re not even done with this chaotic year! One of the biggest changes to normal life facing millions of Americans in 2020 is the sudden shift […]

Employee Burnout Is at the Top of the Stressor List

In 2020, the world has dramatically changed, from COVID-19, which greatly impacted our daily lives and the world of work, to protests that shine a light on injustice and oppression. Organizations are looking to understand how all of this impacts their employees—how are they doing, and how can I be of support? Since March 18, […]

Keeping SNF residents engaged during COVID-19

Social distancing due to COVID-19 has been rough on many SNF residents, but there are several ways to keep residents engaged. Join us as we discuss ways to keep residents social and engaged while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. With us today is Stefanie Corbett. Stefanie has served in various senior leadership roles in healthcare organizations. […]

Flexibility Can Help Employees with Mental Health Issues

May is Mental Health Month and a recent FlexJobs survey suggests that flexible work options can help workers manage mental illness and keep them on the job during the difficult life events they may be experiencing. As we’re all aware, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it and remote work has become a viable […]

Proposed rule includes change to antipsychotics regulation

CMS announced a new proposed rule (CMS-3347-P) this week, and among many changes, such as the delay of Phase 3 implementation, are changes to the use of antipsychotic medication. In the proposed rule, CMS states that “some nursing homes are circumventing the pressure to reduce antipsychotic drug use by seeking an appropriate diagnosis from a […]