Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Altacare of Montana to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Altacare of Montana.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Free Depression Assessment

This online mental health screening is strictly for general information purposes and is not a substitute for an in-person clinical evaluation. The screening is free & completely anonymous if you choose. The online screening takes about 5 minutes and provides general feedback when completed.

Please discuss any questions you may have with your physician or a treatment professional. If you need help finding the right treatment professional or center, please call us.

1. Have you felt extremely sad or hopeless for an extended period of time?

2. Have your eating habits and appetite changed significantly (and as a result, are you either eating much more or much less than normal)?

3. Have your sleeping patterns changed significantly (meaning you are either not sleeping much at all or are sleeping excessively)?

4. Do you often feel exhausted, or have you been struggling with extremely low energy?

5. Have you experienced mood swings, such as outbursts of anger or crying, for no apparent reason?

6. Have you missed work, school, or other responsibilities because you couldn’t get out of bed or leave the house?

7. Do you struggle or find it impossible to complete everyday tasks such as paying bills, doing laundry, going grocery shopping, or tending to your personal hygiene?

8. Do you find it difficult to concentrate, focus, or otherwise pay attention?

9. Have you lost interest in activities, issues, and/or events that have previously been important to you?

10. Do you find it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure?

11. Have you withdrawn from your family and friends?

12. Do you feel like you are a failure, or that you have let down your friends, colleagues, or family members?

13. Do you think that the world would be a better place if you weren’t around anymore?

14. Have you had thoughts of harming yourself, or have you ever made an attempt to take your own life?

Thank you for taking Altacare of Montana's Depression Screening.

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