Author Archives: AnnaMaria Turano

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Advancing the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease with Telehealth

Role of Telehealth in Caring for the Patient Virtual visits can be essential to the standard Alzheimer’s disease (AD) care regimen – amid the coronavirus pandemic and post-pandemic.  The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry highlighted that the use of telehealth … Read More

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The Role of Assessments During the Episode of Care

Why Assessments are Important To best manage patient care, home health agencies can use assessment to understand patient populations and identify high-risk individuals throughout the episode of care.  By sending assessments in between in-person and virtual visits, agency administrations can: … Read More

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Using Telehealth to Deliver Mental Health Support

Mental Health Month The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Month and serves to raise awareness about mental health and celebrate the behavioral health heroes on the frontlines. As NAMI highlights in its “You Are Not Alone” campaign, … Read More

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Skilled Nursing Care and Virtual Care

Skilled Nursing Care Skilled care is nursing and therapy care that can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of, professionals or technical personnel. The ACHA established National Skilled Nursing Care Week® to recognize the essential … Read More

How Virtual Care and Telehealth are Essential for Nurses

How Virtual Care and Telehealth are Essential for Nurses

The Foundation of Modern Nursing At the end of the 19th century, “The Lady With the Lamp”— or as she is more widely known, Florence Nightingale — founded modern nursing. When the Crimean War began in 1854, the British were … Read More

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Why Telehealth for Physical Therapy Improves Outcomes

The Importance of Continuing PT During COVID-19 Given the need to observe social distancing, physical therapists are using telehealth to help patients continue their therapy so patients do not lose the momentum of their recovery.  With a virtual care communication … Read More

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Talking Telehealth with VNA: How Virtual Care Delivers Care and Smiles

Why VNA Selected Synzi Offering a wide range of in-home and community-based services to individuals of all ages and stages of life, VNA is using Synzi’s HIPAA-compliant video functionality to continue delivering care as in-person visits are increasingly restricted and … Read More

How Virtual Care and Telehealth are Redefining Healthcare  

Telehealth and Virtual Care:  Innovative to Indispensable Virtual care and telehealth are no longer seen as merely an innovative method of delivering healthcare; technology is now indispensable to protecting patients, staff, and PPE resources amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a … Read More

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The Role of Virtual Care in Public Health

National Public Health Week and COVID-19 The first full week of April is observed as National Public Health Week by the APHA.  It is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to … Read More