I am a family physician in the middle of Missouri. For over 10 years now, I have been exclusively committed to a practice in long term care and hospice. Essentially, that commitment has turned out one Big Life-lesson: Being on call the entire decade (Yes: 24/7). Why does it need to be that way, you might ask? It comes down to our premise question, it seems: Is your doctor in?
“Person-centered-care” or what we call “Just Better Care” around Advanced Senior Care, Inc. could be no better manifested and lived out daily than by the hundreds of Nursing Care Assistants we have the honor of rubbing elbows with every day and in every way imaginable.
ASC honors Mental Health Awareness month and we are committed to all our relationships -patients, families, and facilities – to be an active leader in the conversation and treatment of Mental Health counseling/therapies/medicine. We are committed to “Just Better Care”.
Now that I’ve practiced long term care and palliative/hospice medicine for over 10 years, I have come to believe that we must stop pretending that mental health is something we can keep at bay by simply painting around it…. as if no one can see the crooked white line on our nice, flat, dark pavement.