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Deer Oaks provides clinically effective psychological and psychiatric services to residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities, serving as an integral part of the multidisciplinary care team in order to improve the patients’ overall health, wellbeing, and clinical outcomes.

Our strong understanding of both state and federal CMS regulations gives us the ability to provide unparalleled clinical documentation, proactively reduce re-hospitalization rates, and deliver outcome-based care.

Our Services:

Psychiatry Services

Our psychiatric service program gives us the ability to bring our expertise on-site to your residents. Our team of psychiatrists, advanced nurse practitioners, and physician assistants work hard to ensure your residents are on the least amount of medication that is required to effectively manage their needs.

Psychology

For residents in long-term care communities, our dedicated team of doctoral-level licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers work on-site as the experts in geriatric behavioral health.

Tele-Behavioral

In rural areas where behavioral health provider shortages exist, we overcome these challenges through our Tele-Behavioral health program that mirrors our on-site programs.

Our psychiatric service program gives us the ability to bring our expertise on-site to your residents. Our team of psychiatrists, advanced nurse practitioners, and physician assistants work hard to ensure your residents are on the least amount of medication that is required to effectively manage their needs.

Initial Assessment

A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is to determine the proper CMS-approved diagnosis and review the appropriateness of all medications.

Medication Management

Consistent resident visits focus on improving emotional and behavioral functioning while utilizing the minimum amount of medications necessary to manage symptoms and conditions.

Quarterly Treatment Plan Reviews

Collaborating with your interdisciplinary team reviewing pharmacy reports and treatment plans to review medications, and behavioral issues, and provide Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) where appropriate.

Pharmacy Reviews

Address any pharmacy recommendations for medication adjustments, polypharmacy, duplication, or reductions of medications, while providing survey-driven documentation.

Gradual Dose Reduction Tracking

All reductions, whether successful or failed, are tracked and reported to avoid survey citations and F-Tags.

Appropriate referrals:

  • Currently on Antipsychotic, Antidepressant, Antianxiety, Mood Stabilizers, Stimulants, Hypnotic or any psychotropic medication
  • Mood problems: depression, anxiety, withdrawal, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia
  • Behavior problems: sexually inappropriate behavior, physical/verbal aggression, wandering, hoarding
  • Suicidal thoughts or statements

Our services are paid for by:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Managed Care programs
  • and other commercial insurance payers
Updated within the last month

Proactive and consistent psychological services are provided to residents on-site in long-term care communities. Our dedicated team of doctoral-level licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers are experts in geriatric behavioral health.

Diagnostic Assessment

Initial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan to develop objective outcome-based goals.

Individual, Group and Family Psychotherapy

Psychological counseling focuses on achieving outcome-based goals established in the treatment plan.

Plan of Care Review

Quarterly review of progress toward goals and assess current symptoms and functioning. This is used to set new goals or discharge planning.

Psychological Testing

Neurocognitive and emotional testing can improve diagnostic clarity, assist with differential diagnosis, and improve prognosis by ensuring that the treatment plan approach identified is relevant to the clarified diagnosis.

Discharge

Recommendations for ongoing stability and maintenance of functioning.

Appropriate referrals:

  • Depression, anxiety, withdrawal, agitation, grief, bereavement, confusion, memory loss
  • Hallucinations, delusions
  • Non-compliance with rehabilitation program
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Schizoaffective disorder

Our services are paid for by:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Managed Care programs
  • and other commercial insurance payers
Updated within the last month

Our services are known for consistency, clinical efficacy, and our commitment to serving rural facilities.

Because many facilities operate in rural areas where behavioral health provider shortages exist, and distance stands in the way of consistent care, we overcome these challenges through our Tele-Behavioral health program that mirrors our on-site programs.

Each provider is hand-selected and trained to provide tele-behavioral health services. Providers interact with the residents through live, high-definition audio and video equipment that comes at no cost to your facility. With telemedicine, research has found satisfaction to be high among residents. Tele-behavioral health is equivalent to on-site care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care, and patient and family satisfaction.

Our services are paid for by:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Managed Care programs
  • and other commercial insurance payers
Updated within the last month