Behavioral Health

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING

Peoples Home Health is committed to providing compassionate care and assisting our patients to maintain a more optimal level of mental health and personal functioning. Emotional and behavioral issues often cause problems for healthcare workers and family members caring for loved ones at home. Our program promotes quality care, allows the patient to participate in activities of daily living and focuses on implementing an overall successful plan of treatment in the comfort, safety and privacy of the patient’s home. In addition, the psychiatric nurse will assess the home environment and provide coordination of care between the patient, family members and the physician to effectively manage the overall needs of the patient.

ADJUSTING TO CHANGE

All mental health disorders have severe effects on overall health conditions, as well as, one’s independence and way of life. The most simple change can result in extreme anxiety, significant grief and many times depression. Our approach is to treat each patient as an individual with specific needs. This may involve helping them cope with an unexpected change, teaching them healthy ways to resolve problems or initiating the proper treatment needed to live a safer more independent life. The total wellbeing of our patients is our first concern. Peoples Home Health has taken the initiative to assure our patients receive the proper treatment and adapt to life changes in the most healthy way possible.

ASSISTING PATIENTS WITH

  • Dementia and living with memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Grief over loss of independence, home or loved ones
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Other common psychiatric disorders

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Primary psychiatric diagnosis, emotional disorder secondary to mental illness or ineffective coping skills.
  2. The patient is under the care of a primary care Physician / Psychiatrist.
  3. The patient is unable to leave home due to: altered perception/cognition, potential for self-harm, altered thought process, poor impulse control, impaired social interactions, excessive fear or anxiety or other medical restrictions.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Assessment and evaluation of patient on a routine basis
  • Monitoring compliance of psychiatric medications as determined by physician
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Venipuncture for therapeutic drug levels and other required lab tests
  • Administration of injectable medication
  • Crisis intervention
  • Development and oversight of individualized plan of care
  • Medication and symptom management
  • Cognition enhancement
  • Education for family and caregivers related to mental illness and behavior management

HOME CARE TEAM MAY INCLUDE

  • Patient and family
  • Physician or Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric Nurse, RN
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Home Health Aide
  • Physical / Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of me. I will always be grateful to you. Thank God for special angels.

    Priscilla,
    Patient

  • This is my second time with your agency. I requested this agency this time. I love your staff. They are kind and thorough and genuinely care for you. I will be using you again in the future. Thank you. Y'all are a godsend.

    Lisa,
    Patient

  • My wife and I are happy and very grateful for the service offered by the agency. Thanks.

    Cesar,
    Patient

  • All of the people associated with my home health care were very professional, kind and caring. Thank you. The care I received was excellent, please thank all of them.

    Lucille,
    Patient

  • This is the fifth time i have used your agency and if I have to use someone again, i would contact you. I have recommended you to a lot of people.

    Deloris,
    Patient

  • All home health care nurses that came to my home were very professional and caring. They were very informative about my type surgery, my meds, and showed overall concern about my well-being, including emotional/mental health.

    Mary,
    Patient

  • I greatly appreciate the services given to me by nurses and home rehab. I have already requested same company for my next surgery. Thanks again!

    James,
    Patient

  • Every nurse, therapist and aide was very professional and helpful. They helped me in many ways to cope with age and restrictions that are present in various illnesses (high blood pressure, etc.)

    Elizabeth,
    Patient

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful care you provided to my dad. We will definitely use your agency in the future.

    ,
    Patient's daughter

  • The Physical Therapist's are the best I have ever dealt with. They are a huge asset to your establishment. All of the nurses I saw treated me with care, concern, and respect. Overall, great home health care! Recommended you to a neighbor; she is as pleased with your staff as much as I am.

    Jacquelyn,
    Patient

  • All of the nurses were friendly and very thorough. We would recommend them highly to family and friends. Thank you.

    Albert,
    Patient

  • Thank you for caring about my health. The services I received were excellent. I will use y'all again. You are number 1! People that care about people and their health.

    Wanda,
    Patient

  • I am a retired nurse and I have a tendency to evaluate care from fellow professionals. My care team was awesome, informative, challenging and very kind. Always positive and encouraging.

    Annmarie,
    Patient

  • I've had home care two times in my lifetime and find Peoples Home Health the best I've had. Highly recommend them to other people.

    ,
    Patient

  • We have used Peoples Home Health many times. We are always impressed by all the personnel who have worked with my husband. The Speech Therapist has been especially helpful.

    ,
    Patient's Wife

  • I am very grateful to the home health agency staff for their kindness and the care they gave me. Thank you all very much.

    Dorothy,
    Patient

  • I have the best nurse in the world.

    Sylvia,
    Patient

  • They made me feel right at home.

    Elva,
    Patient

  • Your agency has wonderful caring people.

    Brenda,
    Patient

  • The entire staff was caring and professional. My concerns were addressed immediately.

    Mary,
    Patient