Signet Health News

There is one suicide death in the US every 11.5 minutes. The impact this type of loss has on loved ones, friends and the community is devastating. Know the warning signs and get involved.
Accepting that you might have a mental health condition can be scary – it suddenly feels so real. But it can also put you on a path to getting the help you deserve. Here is a guide to help get you started. Please note, if you are in immediate crisis, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room.
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent (15.5%) of psychiatric disorders among older adults. In this radio segment, Brittany Poss discusses geriatric behavioral health and the program at MercyOne Siouxland.
In this cohort study of a large national sample, inpatient rehabilitation in IRFs for patients with stroke was associated with substantially improved physical mobility and self-care function compared with rehabilitation in SNFs.
Our youth are struggling with increased loss, increased stress and an increase of unreported abuse & neglect cases—all leading to heightened mental health challenges
Considering an Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) or Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)? This high demand service line improves patient recovery from surgery, COVID-19 infection, joint replacement, hip fracture, COPD, heart attack, stroke, etc.
MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal. This report is a collection of data across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
AMRPA in partnership with ATI Advisory released research highlighting the critical role inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRHs) have played and continue to play during the COVID-19 pandemic in admitting and treating complex patients with medical, rehabilitative, and behavioral health needs.
In September the Delta variant of COVID hit the Texas county of Jackson hard. The virus swept through the school districts resulting in it being passed from students to parents and grandparents, and from teachers to their spouses. The cases overwhelmed the hospital system and post care treatment providers. Referrals to the outpatient cardiopulmonary program came pouring in.
Identify. Understand. Respond. These are the basis tools learned from Mental Health First Aid during a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.
Seventy percent of admissions to an acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) or inpatient rehab facility (IRF) are adults aged 65 and older. Couple that number with the 20% of patients recovering from COVID-19 who may benefit from acute physical rehabilitation inpatient services, and the demand is unmet and growing.
During the month of November we recognize and thank the Veterans who have served our country. As brave as these soldiers are, they are not immune to the struggles of mental health.
It is no secret Covid has ravaged the mental health of care providers throughout the country. In December 2020 the Joint Commission published a safety alert regarding the negative impact COVID was having on healthcare workers.
This year we celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 20-26, 2021. We celebrate our employees who work in rehabilitation programs across the United States and the successes of those who have received treatment through all forms of rehabilitation.
Construction of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center began in the fall of 2020 and represents an $8 million investment by the hospital to the community and its senior citizens.
When a suicide-related crisis occurs, friends and family are often caught off-guard, unprepared and unsure of what to do. The behaviors of a person experiencing a crisis can be unpredictable, changing dramatically without warning.
The following is an excerpt from a CDC report shared by (CNN) stating more than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020 – a 29.4% increase from the 72,151 deaths projected for 2019.
The 20-bed unit will centralize treatment for aging adults experiencing a range of mental health and substance use disorders.  It will be housed downtown at the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute through a partnership between Peace Hospital and Signet Health.
On December 8th, modernhealthcare.com is hosting a virtual symposium.  One session of particular note is a featured session entitled How to Address Behavioral Health Issues Posed by the Pandemic.
Recently, Mr. Tim Dugan was discharged from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital after recovering from COVID-19. Mr. Dugan was welcomed outside of the hospital by Roger E. Seaver, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital President and CEO,
WASHINGTON and OAKLAND, Calif., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Young adult deaths due to alcohol and drug misuse and suicide have increased precipitously among 18- to 34-year-olds during the last two decades, including a
From U.S. News: The oldest age group is growing, but its supply of psychological support is dwindling…One in four adults ages 65 and older experiences a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or dementia,
Section 3133 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act modifies the methodology for computing the Medicare DSH payment adjustment beginning in FY 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rules
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is set to move forward, and up to half of the states have begun implementing a provision urging formation of “health homes.” By including mental health diagnoses
Mental healthcare services continue to feel the pinch of strained state budgets, as a new study shows states cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets from fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
By Stephanie Bouchard, Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance News HONOLULU – A study presented last month at the annual American Psychiatric Association conference points to a pending crisis in geriatric psychiatry
By Sophie Terbush, USA TODAY Since 2009, state legislatures have cut $1.8 billion in non-Medicaid mental health spending, according to a report released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

This year we celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 20-26, 2021. We celebrate our employees who work in rehabilitation programs across the United States and the successes of those who have received treatment through all forms of rehabilitation.

75% rule has cut inpatient rehab admissions: study

Tightened restrictions in the 75% rule have resulted in 30,000 fewer Medicare patients receiving care in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, according to a report released jointly today by the Federation of American Hospitals