Serving as a family caregiver for a loved one can be stressful under the best of circumstances. However, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s estimated 53 million family caregivers have faced additional challenges and taken on new responsibilities that may be pushing some to the brink. An October 2020 report…more.
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This April, Real World Health Care is honored to shine a spotlight on a rare autoimmune disease that most people have probably never heard about. Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins) is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Along with symptoms of extensive dryness of the eyes and mouth, other serious…more.
Stay-at-home and social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced nearly everyone to become more socially isolated than ever before. However, the effects of social isolation among older adults may be more pronounced and have more dire consequences than among people of other ages. “Placing the COVID pandemic aside…more.
In the field of behavioral health, peer support workers – people who have faced similar stresses, trauma and mental health challenges to those they serve – have played a crucial role providing non-clinical, “experientially credentialed” support. That role has not abated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent editorial…more.
For over a year, the world has lived under the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global, population-wide traumatizing event that has impacted people in a variety of ways – physically, financially and emotionally. According to Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, Mental Health America (MHA), the pandemic…more.
Help is Available for Frontline Health Care Workers Struggling to Manage Their Own Anxiety and Depression Resulting from COVID-19 Patient Care
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help meet the mental health needs of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, has launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments. Through the COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Workers Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will…more.
Finding information about the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t exactly been difficult over the past 12 months. Just about every organization in the country – from government agencies and media outlets to companies, schools and community groups – has issued at least one COVID-related pronouncement. However, the wealth of information at our…more.
As 2021 begins and we look back on the stress and devastation the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed last year, much of the future still remains uncertain. As I write this column, COVID-19 infections and deaths are at an all-time high, especially among those with pre-existing medical conditions and those in underserved…more.
Editor’s Note: The HealthWell Foundation is the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. This Real World Health Care column is not like others I’ve written. But then again, this year is not like any other we’ve lived through. I would typically use this end-of-year column to thank you for…more.
Real World Health Care supports patient communities by spotlighting the organizations and programs that serve patients, their families and care teams. Our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, shares our mission and supports patients directly through financial grants that help them afford life-saving medications and treatments. The assistance HealthWell provides isn’t abstract.…more.