Mental Health Nursing & Homecare Services

Mental health nursing is a branch of nursing that pertains to the care and treatment of people suffering from mental illnesses, psychological disorders, and emotional distress.  At IDEAL Home Health Care, we specialize in providing mental health nursing services as a key part of our homecare services.  We offer mental health nursing services for patients who are experiencing acute episodes or exacerbation of mental illnesses.  With our mental health nursing services, we can provide assessment, diagnosis, education, and treatment for patients suffering from a wide range of mental health issues.

Mental Health Nursing Homecare for SeniorsOne of our specialty mental health programs that we offer for patients is our geropsychiatric program.  Geropsychiatry is a field of mental health nursing specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions in elderly patients including Alzheimer’s and dementia.  We can customize these mental health nursing programs to meet each patient’s individual needs in order to help them achieve the best possible quality of life, prevent hospitalizations, and help patients maintain their independence.

To learn more about our mental health nursing homecare services and to work with our mental health nurses to develop a homecare treatment program that is best for you or your loved one’s needs, please contact us today!

Our Mental Health Nursing Homecare Patients

Our mental health nursing services are available for patients suffering from and requiring treatment for all types of mental disorders and conditions.  Eligible patients for our mental health nursing homecare services are those that are currently suffering from or living with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bi-polar, major depression, obsessive-compulsive, panic and other anxiety disorders, borderline personality, alcohol and drug addiction, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses
  • Serious and persistent mental illness as well as risk for repeated hospitalizations
  • Exacerbations of chronic schizophrenia and/or affective disorders, including major depression
  • A history of medication non adherence
  • A recent release from hospital care and need for follow-up to prevent relapse
  • A need for monitoring new psychotropic medication
  • Concomitant medical and psychological problems
  • Behavioral or emotional problems associated with physical illness
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia
  • Confusion following surgery, strokes, cancer treatment, or related to medications
  • Chronic pain and related depression
  • Alcohol and other substance use and/or dependence
  • Anxiety and/or panic attacks
  • Somatization disorders
  • Character/personality disorders experiencing a crisis
  • Paranoia disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Families/caregivers in need of psychosocial support and education

Admission Guidelines for Our Mental Health Nursing Services

In order to qualify to receive care from our metal health nursing program, patients must meet the following guidelines for admission:

  • Patients must be experiencing an acute, short-term mental health problem or be living with a chronic, long-term problem with a period of acute exacerbation or worsening
  • Patients must be cooperative with their mental health nursing and care team and must accept their prescribed plan of care
  • Patients must not pose a threat to themselves of others

Learn More About Our Mental Health Nursing Services

Mental Health Nursing Services: Homecare in St. LouisIf you are interested in our mental health nursing services or geropsychiatric programs for you or a loved one, please contact our home healthcare agency directly online or by phone.  When working with new patients to provide home health and mental health nursing services, we will coordinate closely with the patient’s primary care physician, psychiatrist, or mental health team to determine the level of services and the mental health program that will allow a patient to achieve the best possible physical and mental health.