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Addressing Mental Health Needs: Legacy Care Welcomes New Partner in Care

May 12, 2021 | Features

Mechanicsville, Va. – To help meet the increasing demand for mental health services, Legacy Care is partnering with nurse practitioner Steffanie Epstein, PMHNP-BC, who specializes in psychiatric and mental health with a special focus in the adult and geriatric population. Steffanie will practice in a skilled nursing community in Mechanicsville, Va., addressing a wide range of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety, dementia and more. 

Steffanie completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Pangasinan in the Philippines. She then earned a Masters Degree in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Walden University. While completing her masters degree, she trained in hospital settings, as well as inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, palliative and hospice care. Steffanie completed her post-masters in Psychiatric Mental Health at Regis College.

Quick stats:

CDC:

  • More than 50% will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.

University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging

  • An estimated one in five older adults currently experience depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance use, or another mental health disorder. These conditions are not a normal part of aging and can impair physical and social functioning. Identifying and treating them can improve quality of life and overall well-being.
  • 87% of older adults feel comfortable talking about their mental health.

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