The Journey Behavioral Home Health program, for patients, families and caregivers, provides specific services and support tailored to the needs of individuals with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavioral issues, and dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s. Journey is an evidence-based, in-home behavioral health program, which meets all Medicare standards.
- Comprehensive assessment and individualized care planning
- Acute intervention
- Crisis stabilization
- Medication management
- Interdisciplinary care management
- Community linkages
- Family interventions
- Preventive services
- Long-term management
- Patient and family education, including educational “Care Kits” for patient and family
- Supportive services, including telephone support
- Behavioral management
- Blood draws for serum levels or specified psychiatric medications
- Administration of decanoate medications
According to Medicare’s rules and regulations, to be eligible for the Journey Behavioral Home Health program a patient must meet all of the following criteria.
Patient must have a psychiatric diagnosis, generally Axis I type Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Dementia.
Patient must be physically or psychiatrically homebound. Individuals who may be considered homebound include those manifesting “a taxing effort” to leave their home, confused, agoraphobic, experiencing severe thought disorders, hearing command hallucinations, vulnerable in the community, or experiencing neuro-vegetative signs of depression.
Patient must require the skills of a psychiatric nurse.
Patient must be under the care of a physician
Behavioral Health Coordinators, experienced psychiatric RN’s, manage our Journey program. The program team includes experienced behavioral health registered nurses who meet Medicare’s credentialing criteria, medical social workers with mental health experience, and home health aides trained to deal with the special needs of “Journey” patients and their families.
Video – Introduction to Journey
This informational video presents an overview of the Journey program. To learn how treatment can assist individuals with three common behavioral health diagnoses; depression, dementia and schizophrenia Journey – Behavioral Health Program by THE MEDICAL TEAM, INC.