When a facility selects CHE Behavioral Health Services to manage their behavioral health needs, the following steps will occur:
CHE will train the Facility Staff to identify residents who are in need of behavioral health services. Specifically, they will be taught to detect the following symptoms/disorders:
- Inappropriate sexuality
- Refusal to eat
- Frequent mention of death
- Aggressive behavior
- Extreme mood swings
- Post-traumatic shock
- Non-compliance with medical treatments
When these behaviors are observed, the staff member will request a referral for an initial assessment by a CHE provider.
Upon completion of the initial assessment of the resident, the provider will recommend a treatment plan compatible with the facility’s “Care Plan”.
The CHE psychologist may see the patient for individual therapy, group therapy, or family therapy as warranted. He/she will also provide clear and thorough communication to the staff through charting, staff discussions, and participation in meetings.
In regions and facilities utilizing CHE psychiatry services, the patient may be followed, as needed, for medication management. The CHE psychiatry provider will support care planning and regulatory compliance regarding psychotropic medication requirements (e.g. gradual dose reduction reviews).
CHE is committed to working with the facility staff to provide comprehensive quality behavioral health services. Our aim is to create a program that will improve residents’ functional capacity, support regulatory compliance, and help staff in their role of caregivers.