The Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley (VNA-HV), a non-profit home health care agency offering skilled nursing; speech, occupational and physical therapy; social workers; custodial care and psychiatric home care
, leased over 25,000 s/f for its headquarters.
Montefiore Offers Model in Psychiatric Home Care for Seniors
While inadequate reimbursement may be one factor discouraging psychiatric home care, not having the home care agency staff trained to recognize depression is a larger, more pervasive problem," said Dr.
She worked at the hospital for 10 years as a nurse, the director of Project Support and Redesign and the director of Psychiatric Home Care
In 1996 HCFA issued regulations that define psychiatric home care nursing services as "the evaluation, psychotherapy, and teaching activities needed by a patient suffering from a diagnosed disorder that requires active treatment by a psychiatrically trained nurse .
Some managed behavioral health programs make referrals to psychiatric home care as an adjunct service for ambulatory psychiatric outpatients.
The psychiatric home care social worker should have solid skills in psychosocial assessment, concrete resource procurement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and systems negotiation.
Just as medical home care social workers should be familiar with medical - surgical terminology and treatment, the psychiatric home care social worker should have some psychiatric training to be effective.
NASDAQ:USHO) today announced the introduction of the Rosedale Psychiatric Home Care Scale.
The Rosedale Psychiatric Home Care Scale is a 10-item rating scale that identifies essential elements for psychiatric nursing care within the home and assists managed care providers to integrate psychiatric home care into an effective continuum of behavioral care.
HomeCare's Mental Health Nursing Program commented that "the Rosedale Psychiatric Home Care Scale will alter the way managed care organizations view the behavioral health continuum and greatly contribute to the expansion of Psychiatric Home Care.
The Rosedale Psychiatric Home Care Scale was developed by Mary Rosedale M.