Psychiatric Home Care


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Psychiatric Home Care

Experiencing a mental health issue is a very personal event. Feeling raw and vulnerable, the thought of getting into a car and visiting a psychiatrist’s office may simply be too difficult. It is hard enough to be struggling with unfamiliar symptoms that leave you feeling depleted or afraid, so leaving the security of your home can present a daunting obstacle that is hard to overcome.

When the impact of a mental health disorder creates a sense of emotional instability that prevents you from traveling to a mental health professional, why not get the psychiatric help you need without ever leaving your home? Private psychiatric home care offers the best of psych services provided within the comfort and safety of your familiar surroundings.

What to Expect in Psychiatric Home Care Services

Working alongside psychiatrists and therapists, the psychiatric nurses will implement a home mental health care plan to support the individual’s treatment and recovery needs. In the patient’s home environment, a private care psychiatric team can assist the individual in managing the mental health condition and improving daily functioning.

The psychiatric nurse provides medication management and coordinates therapy sessions, holistic therapies, and outside social services if indicated. Psychiatric home services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication dispensing and monitoring
  • Psycho-educational coping skills
  • Transitional services for patients stepping down from residential care or hospitalization
  • Clinical case management and scheduling adjunctive services
  • Psychotherapy support
  • Family counseling and caregiver support
  • Crisis intervention

The private care provider becomes an important source of compassion and support for both the patient and the family members.

Which Psych Conditions Can Be Effectively Treated at Home?

Psychiatric home care service providers are extensively trained to treat a full range of mental health disorders.

Anxiety spectrum disorders:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Depressive disorders:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Personality disorders:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder

Mood disorders:

  • Bipolar I disorder
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Unspecified bipolar disorder

The Benefits of Psychiatric Home Care

When a mental health disorder has led to impairment in daily functioning it is important to receive appropriate care in a timely manner. Psychiatric home care services are readily available. These mental health interventions help to stabilize the individual while providing treatment to reduce symptoms and improve functioning.

Receiving this care in the privacy and comfort of the home has many benefits, including:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety. The familiar surroundings provide a calming effect on the individual receiving mental health treatment versus a sterile office environment.
  • Helps families remain together. It is beneficial for the patient to have ready access to their loved ones at home.
  • Improves access to mental health services. Private psychiatric nurses are readily available to treat the patient at home instead of having to wait a week or longer to get an appointment at a provider’s office setting.
  • Reduces the need for hospitalization. If a patient can be stabilized and monitored within his or her own home it can prevent the need for hospitalization.
  • Increased privacy. Receiving mental health services in the privacy of one’s home is more discreet than being cared for in a facility.
  • Individualized care. Private psychiatric services offer a higher standard of care, with a one-to-one provider to patient ratio, tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
  • Improves treatment adherence. With more attentive care provided, the psychiatric nurse can better supervise care, resulting in enhanced treatment compliance and thus a better recovery outcome.
Psychiatric Home Care

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