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Psychiatric Nursing Program

Saad Healthcare's Psychiatric Nursing Program is designed to provide the highest quality of mental and behavioral care in the patient's own home. Emerging research on psychiatric care supports community-based treatment as optimal in many cases. In particular, many older Americans, our fastest growing population segment, are being diagnosed with behavioral disorders such as anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and cognitive impairment. Home care can reduce or eliminate inpatient stays and can provide smooth transition from hospital to home.

Program Features

  • CMS-approved Psychiatric Nursing staff, with ongoing education, training, and competency assessment
  • Based on national clinical practice standards as outlined by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Nurses Association's Council for Mental Health, and CMS guidelines
  • Focus on early assessment and early intervention
  • Includes a management educational and training process for the patient and/or primary caregiver to ensure maintenance and consistent application of appropriate therapies
  • Includes measurement and evaluation, so that care can be modified and improved as needed
  • May include the participation of other healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social workers, and home care aides, so that multi-disciplinary care can be provided and coordinated
  • Crisis intervention and counseling

Patient Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be under the care of and referred by a qualified physician (not necessarily a psychiatrist)
  • Must be homebound (either for psychiatric or other medical reasons)
  • Must have an "Axis 1" primary psychiatric diagnosis, which includes:

    Alzheimer's Disease/Senile Dementia Anxiety
    Bipolar disorder
    Paranoid states
    Personality disorders
    Alcohol withdrawal syndrome