Nine Signs Your Psychiatric Patients May Benefit from Home Health


Written by Amedisys

Your psychiatric patients may benefit from home health if they:

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  1. Could benefit from education to develop or improve self-management skills for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or anxiety disorders. 
  2. Have difficulty managing their condition, requiring frequent crisis intervention, hospitalizations and/or office visits. 
  3. Are unable to safely complete self-care tasks, have difficulty with mobility or are unable to express wants and needs effectively. 
  4. Have caregivers who have significant challenges managing the care of their loved one at home, especially for patients with dementias. 
  5. Could benefit from a Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Skilled Nurse for management of depression or anxiety that is complicating treatment or other comorbid diseases or conditions. 
  6. Could benefit from an action plan to help manage exacerbations before they become severe or require hospitalization. 
  7. Are habitual callers to your office with questions about their condition, medication or symptoms, and could benefit from a Behavioral Health/Skilled Psychiatric Nurse to provide home instructions on medication administration and assess effectiveness to keep symptoms under control. 
  8. Have difficulty managing their psychotropic and other medications and could benefit from additional teaching, monitoring and medication management. 
  9. Have community resource needs. 

Our highly-skilled clinical team will work closely with you and your staff to develop a plan of care focused on meeting your patient's medical, social and rehabilitation needs. This clinical team may include services by: Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Skilled Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Social Workers. 

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