Rx HealthCare Services offers home behavioral health for patients who are homebound. Our behavioral health nurses work in close contact with patients and the patient’s physician to provide education, observe and report behaviors and crisis, and to intervene appropriately. Behavioral home health staff have a unique role in creating a milieu which will provide for the comfort, care, and growth of the patient. Home behavioral health provides patients with a smooth transition from hospitalization through home health and back into the community. Most importantly, by allowing and encouraging the patient to gain independence as soon as possible, a patient can soon realize that his/her treatment is a temporary method for dealing with the illness and not a permanent condition.
Interdisciplinary home behavioral health team
Rx HealthCare Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of highly skilled and dedicated health professionals.
Behavioral Health Nurses
Behavioral Health Nurses provide evaluation and management, medical evaluation, medication management and education, suicidal assessment and crisis intervention, reality testing/orientation, psychosocial evaluation, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) follow-up, patient and family counseling, patient education with stress-management and coping techniques, safety assessment and management, problem solving and lab draws.
Medical-Surgical Nurses provide general and specialized nursing services directed to the treatment and monitoring of the patient’s medical and post-surgical problems.
The social worker services help to develop and/or sustain the support system that is important when working with homebound patients with behavioral health diagnoses. Social work visits are patient-specific and generally ordered 1 to 2 times a month.
Occupational therapy visits are needed for patients who have problems with ADLs, safety management, energy conservation, daily planning, time management, or need cognitive retraining.
Physical Therapists provide mobility and gait evaluation and management, and home exercise programs. Physical therapy visits are patient-specific.
Home Health Aides (HHA)
HHA visits are usually needed two or three times a week to assist patients with bathing, grooming and personal hygiene until the patient and/or family can resume these activities.
Rx HealthCare Services’ goal is to create a comfortable and secure environment for patients suffering with behavioral health illness. By employing an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced professionals, no stone is left un-turned when it comes to the patient’s recovery. Fewer ER visits and decreased hospitalizations occur through home behavioral health due to the attention and interventions of the visiting behavioral health nurse, therefore leaving patients and their families with reduced out-of-pocket expenses.