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Any innovative adult day treatment options?

  • 1.  Any innovative adult day treatment options?

    Posted 03-23-2020 15:01
    Our providers are struggling with closed day treatment facilities due to COVID-19. Often, the day treatment for these adults is the only time they leave their home. Does anyone have an innovative way to provide that opportunity and still keep them safe? Thanks and stay healthy!

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    Mary Windecker
    Executive Director
    Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana
    Missoula MT
    406-532-8996
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  • 2.  RE: Any innovative adult day treatment options?

    Posted 03-24-2020 14:31

    Hi Mary, we are thinking Zoom (zoom.us) might be a good option - it combines video/audio, is affordable (free for many applications), and may provide the interaction you seek while maintaining safety.

    Frankie



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    Frankie Berger
    Director, State Policy and Advocacy
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    Arlington VA
    202-684-3727
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  • 3.  RE: Any innovative adult day treatment options?

    National Council Staff
    Posted 03-24-2020 14:48

    I've been using Zoom to do my telemedicine clinic for the last three years and I think it works great. The only limitation is whether or not the patient's/consumers will have connectivity and enough bandwidth to support it and the cognitive skills to use it

     

    Joe Parks
    Vice President, Practice Improvement & Medical Director
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    1400 K Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005
    Direct: (202) 629-5791
    Email: JoeP@TheNationalCouncil.org
           
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