Alzheimer’s disease, depression and dementia—all these are considered mental health disorders. These conditions can have severe effects on your health, as well as your independence and way of life. With nearly 20% of individuals over the age of 55 experiencing some sort of mental health disorder,* Great Lakes Caring Home Health has taken the initiative to assure more people receive the proper treatment they need to live a safer, more independent life.
* Data gathered from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (2004 reporting year) and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (2007 reporting year)
Psychiatric Home Health Services are effectively provided in your place of residence, whether that is a home or a specialty care facility. These services are specifically designed to prevent further decline in both mental and physical health. A team of Great Lakes Caring nurses, specifically trained in psychiatric care, and therapists are able to address the many medical conditions that affect thoughts, mood and behavior through the holistic management of associated symptoms.
You not only receive the psychiatric and physical health care you need, Great Lakes Caring meets with your family members and loved ones to educate them and support them through the development of Crisis Management Plans, medication administration techniques and safe interventions that enhance your independence.
A Great Lakes Caring nurse, who is specially-trained in psychiatric care, collaborates with you, your family and your physician to complete an individualized plan of care. The plan details which therapy, health care and personal care services are necessary to support you in regaining and maintaining a superior quality of life. Other Great Lakes Caring professionals, like physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians and social workers, may provide some of your services.
We evaluate you for the appropriateness of Psychiatric Home Health Services and provide you treatments at no additional cost, if a physician prescribes the services.
We invite you to contact us and schedule an in-home evaluation to assess your needs and determine whether Psychiatric Home Health Services are appropriate for you or a loved one.
Services provided by Great Lakes Caring Home Health psychiatrically trained registered nurses include: