We wanted to take a moment to let you know how Rogers Behavioral Health and the Foundation are responding to COVID-19. Please read on to discover some new initiatives and helpful resources created to help our patients, families, employees, and communities through this time.
As an essential component in the health care delivery system, Rogers is following CDC recommendations for healthcare facilities, rather than general social guidelines. We are operating under emergency conditions and are taking the necessary steps to provide care under these conditions.
Seven days a week, sometimes twice a day, our emergency management team safely convenes to discuss every facet of care throughout the system. Here are just a few strategies implemented to ensure continued access to Rogers’ specialized, evidence-based behavioral health care.
Rogers is proud to introduce Rogers Connect Care, a telehealth treatment option now being offered in every intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program at all 17 clinic locations across the country. Nearly 800 individuals are participating in the telehealth option.
Treatment through Connect Care contains the same evidence-based, clinically proven methods (CBT, DBT) as Rogers’ in-person programs and includes a combination of individual and group therapy, psychiatry appointments, and personalized skills application. Find out more HERE.
Patients report that Connect Care is helping them make strong connections between the skills they have learned in the clinic and the ‘real life’ setting that telehealth provides at home.
The Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to assist current patients, families, programs, departments, and clinics during the pandemic. The fund will help mitigate financial effects of the crisis by providing support in the forms of goods, services, gift cards, or other.
For example, the Foundation is assisting the treatment staff in providing laptops and/or hot spots for patients who would not otherwise be able to participate in the telehealth program.
Employee health and proper staffing are of the utmost importance in order to maintain exceptional patient care during this time. In addition to a mandatory daily self-assessment and proper use of personal protective equipment according to CDC guidelines, our leadership team has been identifying available child care options so employees can come to work knowing that their children are being cared for while schools are closed.
Here are a few resources/articles to help stay mentally strong through the COVID-19 crisis:
From Rogers Behavioral Health
- Self-care tips for healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19
- Creating a new normal for school-age children during the COVID-19 crisis
- 6 tips for staying mentally healthy while social distancing
- How to help young children cope with the COVID-19 crisis
- 6 ways to calm anxiety in times of uncertainty
From Rogers InHealth
- COVID-19: Compassion in Action
A series of blogs dedicated to identifying fatigue and maintaining self-compassion during this stressful time. This resource is brought to you by Rogers InHealth and WISE, as a part of it’s Compassion Resilience Toolkit created in partnership with Rogers’ staff, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, youth organizations, and more.
What you can do to help
Here are a few ways you can support Rogers:
- Urgent request for personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Calling all sewing enthusiasts: Handsewn masks needed
Now is when many need critical mental health treatment more than ever! Help individuals and families with limited personal resources and/or variable insurance coverage continue their treatment process at Rogers by making an ONLINE DONATION to our Angel Fund or Patient Care Grant program. Thank you for giving the gift of a better day!