When a facility selects CHE Senior Psychological Services to manage their psychological services, the following steps will occur:
CHE will train the Facility Staff to identify residents who are in need of psychological 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 psychological assessment by a CHE psychologist.
Upon completion of the initial assessment of the resident, the psychologist will recommend a treatment plan compatible with the facility’s “Care Plan”. The psychologist will see the patient on a weekly basis for individual psychotherapy, 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.
CHE is committed to working with the facility staff to provide comprehensive quality behavioral services. Our aim is to create a program that will improve residents’ functional capacity, and help staff in their role of caregivers.