We were delighted to be the featured speakers at the April 16th Case Manager Society of America-Sacramento Chapter meeting. Over 70 case managers and healthcare professionals attended this record turnout. Our presentation of “Healthcare workers: Be More Effective and Less Stressed” was enthusiastically received, with many in the audience saying it was the most inspiring talk they had ever heard.
The hour long presentation is an overview of the course talk by Director Patrick Philbrick, teaching the tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for coping with the challenges and stress healthcare workers face in acute and post-acute environments. Patrick demonstrated how our thoughts effect our moods, our behaviors, and in turn the outcomes we experience in life. Changing these “silent assumptions” and “automatic thinking” is the key to experiencing more control, less stress, and a measurably greater satisfaction with life.
Family and professional caregivers alike experience tremendous amounts of stress produced by the rigorous demands of caring for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or recovering after hospitalization for severe illnesses or injury. Coping with this stress is vital to producing the highest level of care for these patients, in facilities or in a home care environment. A healthier, happier caregiver will produce a higher level of care for their patients. Stress robs the caregiver of their ability to perform at their best, and denies the patient the best the caregiver has to offer.
This talk is available pro bono as an in-service to all local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted and independent living facilities in the Sacramento area. Even senior centers, adult day care facilities, and caregiver support groups can benefit from the tools Harmony Home Health can teach them. Harmony Home Health-Home Care Sacramento is a CE certified provider for the Board of Registered Nurses in California, and as such can provide continuing education units for nurses and other job titles licensed by the BRN.
The evening talk at the CMSA was an electrifying event, as the entire room was engaged with the powerful demonstration of the basic model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and how every individual can benefit by apply these principles towards improving the care they provide to their patients and clients in the healthcare industry.
For more information on bringing Patrick in to talk to your group, contact us at (916) 933-9777. We would love to hear from you!