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 Behavioral Health

Our comprehensive Behavioral Health program provides a wide range of in-home services designed to help patients and families with emotional problems or psychiatric illnesses. When facing the challenges of a mental health issue, proper support and professional treatment is important to stability and recovery.


Quality, Personalized Care

Typically, you or your loved one will receive care from the same mental health nurse beginning at the first home visit through the last. Each person receives a comprehensive behavioral health evaluation which includes testing for depression, mental status, and a variety of other standardized tests.

Medication management and education is often a critical aspect in successful treatment. Our mental health nurses are experts in medication management and will work closely with your primary care physician to find the best options for your care. Our staff will also assist with referrals and information on community mental health services and follow up.

Comprehensive Program

Our comprehensive program provides:
  • Diagnosis education
  • Therapies including:
    • Bereavement counseling
    • Reminiscent therapy
    • Individual therapy
    • Family therapy
  • Medication management and education
  • Behavior modification
  • Stress management/relaxation training
  • Chronic disease management
  • Pain management
  • Community Education
Highly Qualified Staff

A Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist oversees our Behavioral Health Program. The program is staffed by Registered Nurses certified by the ANA in Behavioral Health or with specific experience in mental health issues.

Staffed Seven Days a Week

Our program is staffed seven days a week and most referrals are seen within 24 hours. We work closely with local Behavioral Health hospitals.

Quality Care
We provide you with enhanced care with a treatment plan tailored to your health condition, environment, and level of recovery.

 

Compassionate Care
Our dedicated staff help you and your family cope with your condition and work toward your recovery.

 

Timely Care
We are fully staffed seven days a week to make home care visits, even on holidays when necessary. After normal business hours, a medical professional is always available to take your call.

 

Patient & Family Centered Care
We are committed to providing you with an exceptional home health experience by delivering and approaching care from the patient and family perspective.