SENIOR WELLNESS

Assistance for healthcare organizations, 

professionals & individuals

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TELEHEALTH BENEFITS

SENIOR WELLNESS NUMBERS

of mental health disorders in the elderly still go diagnosed

of every 100,000 elders commit suicide due to mental health issue

of people 55 or older suffer from some type of mental health concern

By 2050 the world’s elderly population will double its current size

 

THE BIG PROBLEM

DISMISSING WELLNESS AS AGING

  • The biggest problem with mental illness in the elderly is people often dismiss concerning behaviors as the effects of aging

  • Knowing the differences between aging and mental health issues can seriously affect a senior’s long-term well-being

UNINTENDED OUTCOMES

  • Many seniors are uncomfortable speaking to their primary care physicians about their mental health concerns for fear they will be dismissed as normal aging.

  • This can create increased anxiety and depression that impacts their overall health and well-being.

  • Properly addressing these issues early will help a senior’s positive outlook and mental well-being

OUR PROGRAM

PERSONAL WELLNESS VISIT

  • Telehealth visit (60 minutes) with a licensed clinician

  • Opportunity for seniors to experience the Telehealth process and work with a clinician

  • Crucial to normalizing client–clinician communication

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP THERAPY

  • Resiliency strategies to manage stress

  • Improve professional communication skills

  • Identify ways to find healthy support

  • Offer collaboration among peers and family

  • Flexible scheduling around lifestyle

DEPENDENTS, FAMILIES, AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

  • Voluntary 1-on-1 confidential Telehealth session

  • Licensed clinician sessions (60 minutes)

  • Connecting family & loved ones no matter their location

  • Ongoing communication and wellness management

SENIOR MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS

IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS

  • Mood changes and changes in a regular routine

  • Lack of concern for appearance

  • Irregular eating habits & weight gain or loss

  • Lack of socializing

  • Changes in sleep patterns & lack of energy 

ANXIETY IN SENIORS

Anxiety disorders take on several forms, like social phobia or panic disorder, and affect about 15% of seniors every year.

  • Common symptoms of anxiety include:

    • Difficulty concentrating & remembering

    • Consistently feeling on-edge

    • Feeling out of control of the worry

    • Difficulty talking to or being around others

DEPRESSION IN SENIORS

Depression is one of the common elderly mental disorders that often goes undiagnosed.​

  • Consistent pessimism or lack of confidence

  • Low energy, changing sleep patterns, and fatigue

  • Confusion, difficulty remembering details & concentrating

  • Decreased interest in past hobbies

  • Talk of suicide or a suicide attempt

OUR CLINICIANS

NATIONALLY CERTIFIED

  • Stepstone’s clinicians are local, state, and nationally certified, culturally competent, and understand and respect your needs

  • They are recovery and trauma-informed therapists committed to your overall wellbeing

  • Stepstone Connect is accredited by The Joint Commission 

RIGOROUSLY VETTED

  • Our rigorous vetting and credentialing process is highly selective

  • Our Stepstone team includes first responders, doctors, clinicians, critical incident specialists, and other professionals who have dedicated their careers to wellness

Elder woman and her caretaker

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS

Advocacy. Wellness. Resiliency.

 
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TELEHEALTH BENEFITS

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS

During the pandemic, nearly 25% of caregivers polled by Yale exhibited post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms

 

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33254081/

Medical residents are 4x as likely to experience major depressive episodes than the general population

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866499/

During the pandemic, 43% of of caregivers polled by Yale had probable alcohol use disorder

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33254081/

of healthcare workers with children report being worried about exposing their children to COVID-19.

mhanational.org/

 

REAL WORLD ISSUES

BARRIERS TO GETTING HELP

  • Health care workers are trained to see themselves as self-reliant and put patients' health above their own

  • Many health care workers can't afford help, don't know where to find it, or don't have time to receive it

  • Many health care workers don't seek mental health treatment due to potential professional repercussions

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS

  • Common signs and symptoms of caregiver stress:

    • Anxiety, depression, irritability to minor nuisances

    • Feeling increasingly resentful

    • Drinking, smoking, or eating more

  • Common signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout:

    • You neglect your own needs, either because you’re too busy or you don’t care anymore

    • Your life revolves around work, but with little satisfaction

    • You’re always exhausted despite sleeping or taking a break

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL IMPACT

  • When the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it takes a toll on health, relationships, and state of mind eventually leading to burnout

OUR SOLUTION

PERSONAL WELLNESS VISIT

  • Initial wellness visit (1 hour) with a licensed clinician to understand your health care needs

  • Opportunity to address current stressors and begin your journey to wellness

  • Annual or bi-annual mental health check-in

INDIVIDUAL FOLLOW-UP VISITS

  • Follow-up visits (1 hour) with a licensed clinician to maintain an ongoing mental health dialogue

  • Aimed at identifying and reducing the cumulative effect of workplace stress

  • Flexible scheduling promotes a healthy life balance

GROUP SUPPORT

  • Voluntary weekly group Telehealth sessions (1 hour) with a licensed clinician

  • Offers collaboration among peers

  • Details resiliency strategies to manage stress

  • Help to improve professional communication skills

  • Identifies ways to find healthy support

  • Ongoing communication and wellness management

CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

UNIVERSAL ACCESS

  • Easy, private, quick, and convenient way to connect

  • Provides counseling in a secure environment

  • Eliminates the time and expense traveling to a clinician

  • Allows you to seek help outside your organization

PRIVACY SAFEGUARDS

  • Stepstone Connect provides a “Firewall” between coworkers, employees & employers

  • Allows treatment in a safe and confidential environment

  • Anonymity is central to our telehealth services

  • Confidentiality ensures individuals who want assistance will be comfortable with the procedural safeguards

  • Our encrypted platform and procedures exceed Federal HIPPA rules & regulations

FINDING A PROPER LIFE BALANCE

  • Stepstone allows healthcare professionals to continue operating in their current work environment

  • We empower healthcare workers to speak with clinicians at times & from locations of their choosing

OUR CLINICIANS

NATIONALLY CERTIFIED

  • Stepstone’s clinicians are local, state, and nationally certified, culturally competent, and understand and respect your needs

  • They are geriatric and trauma-informed therapists committed to your overall wellbeing

  • Stepstone Connect is accredited by The Joint Commission 

RIGOROUSLY VETTED

  • Our rigorous vetting and credentialing process is highly selective

  • Our team provides expertise in geriatric mental & trauma health care and consists of legal, medical, and professional support personnel.