In-home Psychiatric Nursing Care
Mental illness affects millions of people in the United States each year. While some individuals experience disorders and still live an average day-to-day life, certain illnesses make it difficult, if not impossible, to lead a normal lifestyle.
In more serious circumstances, the individual may need short-term or long-term hospitalization or be recommended to stay in mental health facility. However, in-home psychiatric health care may also be an option.
For those patients suffering with mental illness or distress, they need someone who specializes in psychiatric nursing care. These skilled nurses provide medication management, in addition to basic nursing care and are trained to deal with the unique circumstances of altered mental consciousness.
In-home psychiatric nurses are skilled in caring for the health of individuals suffering from mental disorders such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Panic disorders
- Personality disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
In-home psychiatric care is personalized to the individual’s diagnosis, but also to his or her unique lifestyle needs. It can also be more affordable than hospitalization or admission to other facilities, while providing the same, if not better, level of care. This type of care is ideal for individuals who want the flexibility of personalized plans, whether they need a nurse for one hour a day or 24 hours a day.
What do in-home psychiatric nurses help with? Services may include:
- Communication with the patient’s psychiatrist and doctor(s)
- Management of healthcare plans
- Medication administration
- Socialization with the patient
- Observing and reporting a change in behavior
- Educating the patient or assisting in therapy
Caring for a loved one with a mental health disorder can be overwhelming, however, it is important to know that you have options. To learn more about if an in-home psychiatric nurse is right for you or your loved one, please give us a call at 786-518-3622. We offer free consultations to help you make the best healthcare decision.