Psychiatric Care

At John Paul Home Care, Psychiatric Home Health Services are provided in the comfort of the patient’s own home. The services provided are specifically tailored to each of the patients’ mental health needs in an effort to prevent a relapse which can cause for a hospital readmission. Specifically trained psychiatric nurses will not only treat mental health disorders, but physical needs as well.  In an effort to assist patients in recovery at the highest level, our team of psychiatric nurses work closely with the family members and caregivers of our patients.


1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental illness…that’s a staggering 20%. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2011

The World Health Organization has reported that 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are mental disorders. National Alliance of Mental Illness

Psychiatric CareIs it covered by Medicare?

Yes, CMS approves psychiatric nursing as a covered benefit in the scope of home health care services. There is no out of pocket expense with home care psychiatric nursing.

Psychiatric nursing in home care is considered less expensive, yet just as effective as care patients receive in the hospital or skilled nursing facility.

How can a patient receive the care?

Patients with mental health disorders qualify for home care psychiatric nursing services:

  1. Order from patient’s MD or DO.
  2. Any new onset or exacerbation of illness.
  3. Patient meets the criteria for homebound status.
  4. Services ordered are considered reasonable and necessary.
  5. Patient is compliant with set CMS guidelines monitored by John Paul Home Care.

Psychiatric Nursing Benefits for home care

What will the Psych nurse do?

  • Maintain “SAFETY FIRST” while evaluating patient’s needs.
  • Assess and evaluate medication compliance/effectiveness
  • Work to prevent “revolving door syndrome”
  • Educate/Teach the patient and family regarding disease processes
  • Relapse prevention (Identify relapse triggers)
  • Assist patient to achieve optimal independence with ADLs.

In home care, our psychiatric nurses can treat the new onset or exacerbation of the following diagnoses:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia