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Senior PsychCare in affiliation with Senior Psychological Care (SPC) has been a leader in innovative care for stress and age–related problems locally in Houston, across the state, and nationally. Making available state-of-the-art care and science in psychiatric care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, it is our pledge and intent to provide the highest level of psychiatric care to seniors, their families and caregivers. Understanding these advances may help prevent, control, minimize, or even reverse the number of medical, mental, and adjustment problems that arise in the elderly. We believe the advances in mental healthcare can be of substantial benefit to the number of aging “baby-boomers” through early diagnosis and treatment, and family and social support. This allows seniors to retain the highest possible level of comfort and functional ability while maintaining their quality of life.

SPC is staffed by a team of dedicated professionals with expert knowledge and experience in mental health and geriatric psychiatry. The staff regularly works on an independent basis to provide comprehensive psychiatric services to include evaluation, psychiatric management, and mental health service.  Whenever it is appropriate, SPC also works in collaboration with other mental health programs and professionals, including facility medical directors and patient primary care physicians, to provide the very best array of service.

 

OUR APPROACH

SPC utilizes an integrated mental health care plan consistent with Best Practice and the five components of Geriatric Psychiatric Services.  The services the company provides include:

  • 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. After an initial evaluation of the patient, we develop a comprehensive psychiatric program. Frequent evaluation is critical in order to maintain positive results and monitor the patient’s response to treatment, as symptoms can frequently fluctuate.
  • Collaborative treatment planning between the psychiatric team and the nursing facility staff. The nursing facility staff offers invaluable insight into observed, consistent behavioral changes.
  • A strong educational component. Our approach provides an opportunity for integration and collaboration when the nursing home staff or family require the need for more comprehensive treatment and increased intensity of services.  This flexibility avoids the fragmentation that often occurs when the professionals are solo practitioners and do not have the resources of a comprehensive team of medical mental health specialists.