Managing a Safe Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit
Horizon Health’s Geriatric Behavioral Health programs serve adults aged 65 and older. Research has shown that older adults are often less comfortable seeking care from a mental health professional than their younger counterparts. Due to stigma, misinformation, and false beliefs about aging, they frequently go without adequate care for depression and other psychiatric illnesses and psychological problems.
Horizon Health wants to promote successful aging, which means we want to help your patients maintain positive psychological experiences that will keep them socially engaged, improve cognition and physical function. Together, we can help your aging population improve their overall quality of life.
Our knowledgeable team will partner with you to ensure the patients you serve in your community receive the highest standard of quality care. We are driven to help your staff and patients effectively treat varying mental health symptoms that increase with aging, including, but not limited to:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance Use Disorder
- Behaviors associated with neurocognitive disorders i.e., dementia’s
- Medical comorbidities
Horizon Health makes it easier for your hospital to PIVOT™
Something that makes Horizon Health a different kind of company to work with in the behavioral health industry is the scale of our expertise. Yes, we are very proud of our clinical and operations leaders, but with Horizon Health, your facility gains so much more.
Behavioral Health Outcomes Measurement
Do your patients get better? How do you know? That’s the focus of our Mental Health Outcomes (MHO) team. With an incredible amount of data analyses across the United States, MHO provides our partners with in-depth views of how patients are improving and helps you align your strategy to support improvements towards creating a better continuum of care.
Behavioral Health Financial Resources
Your hospital will benefit from the expertise of our financial team’s ability to review your financial data and model current and new opportunities for increasing your program’s financial health.
Behavioral Health Community Education and Marketing (CEM)
We want to help you drive better census for your programs and that is why we deploy our CEM team to help you educate your population on the resources available and to reduce the mental health stigma of your aging population.
Horizon Health has over 40+ years of behavioral health management experience, resources and expertise. Our ability to deliver modern, best-practices in geriatric behavioral health for your 65 and older population means you gain a partner that can help you improve your patient outcomes.
In addition to the professional guidance of our team, Horizon Health leverages proprietary technology that ensures your hospital has evidence-based results that help you benchmark your hospital’s success at helping your geriatric behavioral health patients improve.
We want to partner with you so that together, we can help your senior population overcome their behavioral health symptoms in a safe, comfortable environment that promotes their mental health.
Contact Horizon Health today to learn more about our geriatric behavioral health management programs. We look forward to speaking with you and illustrating all of the ways Horizon Health can help you achieve better patient outcomes.
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Contact us to learn more about how Horizon Health can help you start a behavioral health program or take an existing program to new heights.