Cornerstone VNA is hosting a free virtual event for caregivers
ROCHESTER – Cornerstone VNA, a local non-profit home care provider, announced the 6th annual Caregivers Connect, a special event that focuses on supporting family caregivers. This free virtual event will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is generously sponsored by First Seacoast Bank.
Attendees will hear from a fun motivational speaker, Kay Frances. During her energetic and upbeat presentation, caregivers will be reminded to keep their sense of humor, manage stress and take care of themselves. The first 50 registrants will receive a copy of Kay’s book, “The Funny Thing About Stress” after confirming attendance on the day of the event.
“We are incredibly pleased to present our annual Caregivers Connect event, which will again be virtual this year to attract a wider audience. Our theme ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is sure to resonate with our local family caregivers,” says Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President and CEO, Cornerstone VNA. Janice Howard, Life Care – Private Duty Director at Cornerstone VNA adds, “In addition to the supportive and lively discussion, this event will help our caregivers feel a sense of camaraderie. It can be very comforting to know that you are not alone in your journey as the caregiver of a loved one.
To register for this special event or to learn more, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit cornerstonevna.org/caregiver22.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Adds New Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient Program
ROCHESTER – Frisbie Memorial Hospital has announced the addition of its new Adult Outpatient Partial Inpatient Program (PHP), which offers a wide range of services that will help increase access to acute behavioral health needs and better meet demand in the communities it serves.
The partial hospitalization program provides short-term treatment over a period of 12 to 14 weeks for adults 18 years and older who have difficulty maintaining their daily routines due to symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. The program will maintain group sessions as the core and will also provide patients with the opportunity to practice self-help behaviors.
“Our new program will ensure timely access to behavioral health services for people in distress seeking care through the emergency department,” said Justin Looser, executive director of NH Marketplace Behavioral Health Services. “With PHP, ED physicians can refer patients directly to the partial hospitalization program, helping to reduce overall ED wait times and the stress associated with long hospital stays. emergency.”
“This program will enhance the outpatient behavioral health services we provide to adults over the age of 65 by both adding to the range of services and expanding the demographics to meet the behavioral health needs of all adults over the age of 18. years in our community,” said Tim. Jones, chief executive of Frisbie Memorial Hospital.
In addition to its PHP, Frisbie will open a new unit in the emergency department dedicated to treating adults with acute and episodic mental health issues who present to the emergency room. The unit has six private rooms, each designed to let in natural light, providing a more therapeutic space for patients in distress. The new behavioral health module is expected to open this spring.
For more information about Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Adult Outpatient Inpatient Program, call 603-602-5872 or visit frisbiehospital.com.
Dartmouth Health partners with Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital to provide telemedicine neurological care
LEBANON – Dartmouth Health Connected Care partners with Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit hospital and family health clinic in Townshend, Vermont, to provide acute care teleneurology services to patients in Grace Cottage. Through this partnership, Dartmouth Health TeleNeurology can quickly bring a neurologist to the bedside to assist the local clinical team with rapid assessment and treatment recommendations via telemedicine. The service began on Monday April 11.
“Using the latest technology to bring teleneurology services to Grace Cottage will ensure the best care for our patients who suffer from neurological issues,” said Douglas DiVello, President and CEO of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital. “This partnership allows us to provide our patients with world-class care from one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and allows our medical staff to see neurology specialists at Dartmouth Health right here in the rural south. from Vermont.”
Dartmouth Health’s TeleNeurology provides a board-certified neurologist 24 hours a day, seven days a week to consult with the local bedside team. Using telemedicine, the local healthcare team can quickly connect with the Dartmouth Health teleneurology team to collaborate and assist in patient assessment and treatment.
“It’s important to us that the Center for Telehealth helps provide exceptional patient care in northern New England, regardless of location,” said Kevin M. Curtis, MD, MS, Medical Director of Connected Care. . “We are delighted to join the care team at Grace Cottage to offer teleneurology services 24/7 and enable patients to get even more care close to home.”
Studies show that early and effective stroke treatment can save lives and prevent long-term disability. The American Heart Association recognizes a telemedicine consultation by a neurologist as a standard of care for bringing the expertise of a stroke center to a patient’s bedside, improving outcomes, shortening hospital stays and reducing costs through fast and accurate diagnosis.
Dartmouth Health’s teleneurology offerings also help reduce patient transfers by keeping patients closer to home and loved ones.
To learn more about Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital, visit www.gracecottage.org. For more information about Dartmouth Health Connected Care and the Telehealth Center, visit www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/connected-care.
The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation awards more than $142,000 in grants to NH oral health programs
CONCORD – The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation recently awarded more than $142,000 to 18 oral health programs throughout New Hampshire. The Foundation supports organizations and initiatives in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont that provide oral health education and dental care to uninsured and underserved communities.
The Foundation has awarded grants to the following organizations to support dental care for their clients, including: $5,000 to Aspire Living and Learning, $5,000 to Brigid’s House of Hope, $10,000 to Dismas Home of New Hampshire, $5,000 to $ to Gateways Community Services, $10,000 to North American Family Institute and $6,000 to One Sky Community Services.
Grants awarded for oral health programs included $5,000 to Community Action Partnership of Strafford County for oral care kits for infants and children, $15,000 to Family Health Center Dental Clinic from Concord Hospital, $11,200 to Crotched Mountain Foundation for their community care program, $20,000 to Dental Lifeline’s Donated Dental Services Program in New Hampshire, $10,000 to Easterseals New Hampshire for their program at the Gammon Academy, $10,000 to Harbor Care Health and Wellness to support their dental center, and $1,000 to the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Washington Valley for student sports mouth guards and an oral health education program.
Three grants were awarded for dental supplies and/or equipment, including $4,600 to Greater Nashua Dental Connection, $10,000 to Sullivan Oral Health Collaborative, and $4,137 to White Mountain Community Health.
To support education and professional development in oral health, the Foundation awarded $5,158 to Building Community in New Hampshire and $5,000 to NHTI to support their professional dental assisting training program.
The Foundation also awarded $50,000 to support a tri-state program (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) through Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for living expenses for students participating in the Northern Mentorship Program. New England.