Mental health concerns are common in the senior population, but sometimes they are missed or dismissed as a natural part of the aging process. Dementia, depression, anxiety, and other disorders experienced by patients can lead to fear, behavioral problems, and other symptoms that affect their overall health. They can be taxing and difficult for the care team to manage on their own because of their complex causes and intense treatment needs.
That is how Oak Medical can help. Oak Medical’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners are board certified and specially trained to care for geriatric populations and their unique symptoms. By contracting with our providers, facilities can ensure gold-standard care for patients who are struggling most without straining their own limited in-house resources. It’s truly a win-win for the patient and for facilities who want the best mental health care for patients.
There are many conditions our providers can address. Some of the most common, but not all inclusive, diagnoses we treat are:
- Grief coping
- Mood disorders
- Dementia with behaviors
Our practitioners actively participate in the facilities behavioral health meetings. Communication and education with the care team, patient and family help create care plans individualized to ensure successful outcomes.
Our mental health providers manage:
- Mental health assessments
- Treatment planning and interventions for behavioral concerns
- Medication management
- Gradual dose reduction
Contact us to learn more about our skilled and caring mental health and psychiatry professionals.