The CHE Difference
We serve Skilled Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, Community-Based Adult Homes, Assisted-Living Centers and Adult Day Care
Each of the above settings have distinct patient care requirements and pressures. To fully address these unique needs, CHE provides comprehensive behavioral health care to the residents, as well as interdisciplinary team support to best address the needs of staff and the facility at large.
Best Patient Care Practices and Regulatory Compliance
The long-term and post-acute care populations consist of medically complex patients that require advanced staff skills to address the emotional and behavioral symptoms present in this population. In addition to this traditional patient population, nursing facilities are serving an increasingly diverse and challenging patient population including younger clients and individuals with more severe psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses.
Studies have shown that good mental health can result in better physical health and a longer, fuller life. CHE provides behavioral health services to residents of long-term and post-acute care facilities in a comprehensive, caring, and cost effective manner. CHE behavioral health providers are experts in supporting the interdisciplinary team in person-centered, individualized assessment, treatment, and care planning. CHE’ services support positive outcomes for the residents, facility survey preparedness, and in meeting regulatory compliance.
Medicare and Medicaid generally pay for the costs of these services. CHE’s billing department processes all claims for professional services directly to third party payers.
Research has shown numerous benefits to the integration of behavioral health services in the interdisciplinary treatment of patients in long-term care environments. Positive outcomes have been found not only for the direct patients served, but the treatment staff, facility as a whole, and many other healthcare constituents. Key outcomes of appropriate psychological assessment and treatment include:
Decreased psychiatric symptoms and emotional distress
Improved coping skills and positive adjustment
Improved quality of life
Improved treatment compliance
Improved readiness and preparedness for discharge
Reduced falls and increased compliance with individualized mobility plans
Reduction in challenging behaviors
Facility/Care Team Benefits
Improved person-centered care culture and care practices
Improved use of individualized, nonpharmacological interventions as first line treatment for behavioral and psychological symptoms
Improved regulatory compliance, including with new CMS Behavioral Health regulatory series (November, 2017)
Improved staff support and education
Reduced staff burnout (which can lead to better staff retention)
Support for Plan of Corrections when appropriate (e.g. specific staff training)