MediTelecare Prepares Skilled Nursing Facilities for Next Phase of The Final Rule
MediTelecare is the industry leader in providing behavioral telehealth services to residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
As their behavioral health partner, MediTelecare is preparing its facilities for the upcoming changes by helping them to understand and define trauma. This includes equipping staff with the necessary training and resources to effectively recognize when a resident meets the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Chief Psychology Officer, Sherie L. Friedrich, PsyD, is leading the Trauma Informed Care initiative for MediTelecare by ensuring that partnering facilities are prepared to:
In regard to what Trauma Informed Care means for residents at skilled nursing and long term care facilities, Dr. Friedrich says, "Trauma interrupts a basic need for safety. In order to reach their fullest potential, a person must first feel safe. What better gift can we give our aging residents than the opportunity to experience this sense of comfort?"
So far, MediTelecare's partnering facilities have seen success in implementing Trauma Informed Care and establishing an environment that fosters emotional safety for their residents. This is a direct result of these facilities' commitment to train with the MediTelecare team and utilize the services and resources they provide to better recognize trauma and its long-term consequences.
For more information on how to better prepare your facility for Phase III of The Final Rule, contact Sherie L. Friedrich at Sherie.Friedrich@
Sherie L. Friedrich