Senior PsychCare, in affiliation with Senior Psychological Care (SPC), is a leader in innovative care for age-related problems in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It is our pledge to provide compassionate service, care, and treatment for the emotional, social, and psychological well-being of the elderly, their families, and caregivers.
Our founder, Dr. Leo Borrell, who also founded West Oaks Hospital and Stafford Meadows Substance Abuse Treatment Center, has made significant contributions to the community through his teaching and learning with his involvement at the University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Borrell believes the advances in mental health care can be of substantial benefit to the aging population of “baby boomers.”
SPC utilizes a fully-integrated behavioral health care model, consistent with Best Practice and the five components of Geriatric Psychiatric Services, which include the following:
- A multi-disciplinary team approach
- Specific geriatric expertise and competence resulting in early diagnosis and treatment which can prevent, control, minimize, and even reverse the number of medical problems that can arise in elderly persons, resulting in disturbed behavior and deterioration
- Individualized assessment and treatment planning, with routine follow up using standardized outcome measures
- Collaborative treatment planning between the psychiatric team and the nursing facility staff
- A strong educational component
We provide integrated behavioral health care by using a team of dedicated professionals, including Psychiatrists, Family Practice and Internal Medicine Physicians (with interest in Geriatrics), Licensed Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors who have expertise and experience in Geriatrics. All SPC professionals complete a Geriatric training program to ensure they are ready and able to meet the specific needs of the long-term care population.
- Psychiatric Services: Psychiatric evaluation and ongoing psychotropic medication management
- Psychotherapy Services: Individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy
- Behavioral Rounds: Fully integrated, interdisciplinary care plan meetings with specific focus given to the reduction of psychotropic medications and behavioral problems, as well as the resident’s progress toward treatment goals.
- Transition of Care: SPC focuses on coordination and continuity of care, facilitates resident adjustment to the nursing home, and utilizes ongoing clinical treatment and management, with the active engagement of residents, family, and nursing home staff, which can reduce hospital readmission and noncompliance with care.
- Assessment and Evaluation: SPC can assist the nursing home in screening patients for a wide variety of behavioral health problems and provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, as well as competency assessments.
- Staff and Community Education: In-services tailored to meet the needs of each nursing home are provided upon request