Nursing Home Telepsychiatry Services
With the aging of the baby-boomers and the unfortunate dementing illnesses that the elderly are frequently faced with, we know that mental health providers need to rise to the challenge of giving quality care to our senior citizens. Whether your residents are in independent living or a skilled nursing facility, their quality of life can be greatly improved by having access to timely psychiatric assessment and treatment. With many areas not having easy access to a local psychiatrist, on-site care via telemedicine can be a wonderful supplement to the services you provide your residents.
Telemedicine can help alleviate the difficulties and high cost associated with transporting disabled or demented individuals and can be much more convenient for patients and families, as well as less cumbersome for your staff. Having access to prompt, in-house care frequently translates into happier and healthier residents and lower costs to the nursing home.
- Improve care and quality of life for your residents
- Convenient on-site evaluation and treatment
- Increase access to psychiatric specialty services
- Decrease risks and cost associated with transport to medical facilities
We can provide routinely scheduled blocks of time with a clinician that will regularly work with you and your residents to help manage their mental health needs. We are also able to provide “on-call” crisis services to help with a resident that is rapidly worsening or is acutely agitated. In our experience, excellent relationships can be formed between senior residents, their families, and clinicians using telemedicine. Please contact us to see if we can help improve the care of individuals in your facility!
We want to help people where they’re most comfortable – close to home and in a familiar setting. Iris Telehealth has experience providing outpatient telepsychiatry services in a variety of settings including community mental health centers and primary care offices.
Whether in the emergency room or on an inpatient unit, our clinicians can typically respond to a consult request in under an hour which allows for the timely assessment, treatment, and disposition of each patient. This improves care and decreases costs associated with psychiatric holds in the ER and unnecessary hospital transfers.
We are able to provide critical services in settings such as nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, and substance abuse treatment centers. We know that logistical issues make frequent long-distance trips to the closest available clinician inconvenient, costly, and potentially dangerous. By developing a telemedicine solution for you, Iris can provide on-site mental health evaluations where and when they are needed. This allows quality care to be delivered under your roof and on your own schedule.
Iris Telehealth’s telemedicine services can be used on a locum tenens basis to fill temporary staff shortages while you search for a permanent addition to your team. With our locum tenens psychiatry, you never have to settle for a mediocre solution, or compromise the level of care you offer your clients. We connect you with a team of skilled practitioners who can provide compassionate care and a full range of psychiatric services via video conference. Learn more>>