MEDICAL DIRECTORSHIP (Concierge services)

Based on the mental health complexities and requirements of nursing facility residents, primary care physicians sometimes prefer a higher level of involvement by psychiatrists to attend to the mental/behavioral health needs of those residents.

For facilities who choose to invest in the highest level of care for psychiatric and behavioral concerns in their residents, CareNow offers the full services of a Senior Psychiatrist or the program’s Medical Director. Our Psychiatrists will manage the consultation service and work closely with the staff, residents and their families. There may be CareNow APRNs and Counselors working on the cases as well but this Concierge Service assures that the facility will have a Psychiatrist directing the care.

Benefits of the Medical Director service includes:

  • Mutually agreed upon frequency of on-site visits by our Senior Psychiatrist/Medical Director during regular business hours.

  • Serving as resource to physicians, staff, residents and families about coordinating psychiatric resident care and new treatment modalities.

  • Options to augment the consult days with tele-psychiatry support as needed.

  • 24/7 phone consult availability to assist in a variety of resident care issues, including crisis management for psychiatric and regulatory emergencies.

  • Assisting the nursing facility staff with crisis situations and facilitate psychiatric in-patient admissions when needed.

  • Assistance through consultation with physicians in emergency rooms, inpatient psychiatric units and within the community to advocate for residents .

  • Handling of all pharmacy recommendations for psychoactive medications and antipsychotic dose reductions.

  • Organizing in-service training and other psychiatric and behavioral educational programs for the staff, in cooperation with the administrator and the director of nursing.

  • Improved outcomes on Federal and State Surveys in the areas of mental health and behavioral problems.

    Individualized collaborative care

    Many of the residents at nursing homes are often treated for behavioral issues related to dementia. In addition to dementia, residents may suffer from other illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.

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    Bridging the distance

    Psychiatric care for residents in nursing facilities located in underserved (rural) areas is difficult to obtain. Telepsychiatry (or telemedicine), is a secure and effective way to increase access to psychiatric care in remote locations or otherwise underserved areas through video conferencing.

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