Our Clinical Model
It is our strongly held belief that in a field as clinically challenging as long-term care behavioral health, it takes a team to deliver optimal care. When dealing with the complexities of dementia, medical co-morbidities, chronic psychiatric illnesses and mood disorders, our goals are to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms and behavioral disturbances, enabling residents to achieve the best quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. We do this through a team of clinicians who provide a combination of behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions. We do not view one discipline as the “prescriber” and another discipline as the “therapist.” Instead, we integrate disciplines in a collaborative manner that results in optimal patient outcomes.
Our clinical model reflects the best of both worlds: practicing evidence-based medicine while tailoring our recommendations to the individual needs of our client facilities. We empower facility staff by improving their knowledge and problem-solving skills. We realize that we are not present in the facilities as often as the staff is, and that staff needs to be listened to and have their experiences validated to foster improvements in residents’ symptoms and behaviors.
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