Nursing & Behavioral Health Services
Nursing and Behavioral Health Supports focus on preventative, ongoing, and acute medical and behavior health treatment and interventions. Our well-coordinated and diverse service offerings ensure high quality, person-centered care.
1. Medication Oversight & Administration
Nursing provides on-site supervision of medication administration (by MAP trained and certified direct care staff members) and any activity that involves medical treatment. This includes nurse directed care, advice, review, and orders by prescribing health care providers. During this oversight, nursing is responsible for health and medication related protocols, training, and quality control activities ensuring that the medical treatment administered, or advice given follows safe practices.
2. Employee Training & Consultation
3. Preventative Care & Screening
Nursing is responsible for completing routine annual preventative health screenings and risk management tools to promote overall health and detect or prevent serious diseases and medical problems before they can become major. Some of these screenings include falls assessments, Braden scales, self-medication assessments as well as routine annual healthcare checklists and screening recommendations. Using these tools, our team works in partnership with the community provider to deliver safe and holistic medical care.
4. Hands-on Interventions
As directed by the community healthcare providers, nursing conducts a series hands-on interventions and trainings for individual specific care. Some of these interventions include diabetic management, dietary and dysphagia management, assistive device application and management, vital signs and much more.
5. Skilled Nursing Care
Specifically in our sub-division of residential, in our “medical model” homes, medically necessary care that can only be provided by or under the supervision of skilled or licensed medical personnel is offered. Some of these skills include tracheostomy care and management, physical therapy, wound care, intravenous injections, catheter care, and more.
6. Care Coordination
Nursing play a key role in synchronizing the delivery of an individual’s health care from multiple providers and specialists within the community. In both routine and episodic medical situations, nursing acts as a lesion between the healthcare providers and other members and staff. The goal of coordinated care is to improve overall health outcomes by ensuring that care from providers is not delivered in silos but with a collaborative and inclusive approach.
7. Types of Licensure & Certifications (Nursing)
– Registered Nurse (RN)
– Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
– Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
1. Positive Behavior Supports
PBS is a framework encouraged to provide systematic changes and improve the individual treatment while supporting individuals to grow to their maximum potential. Using person-centered planning we assure programs; treatment plans and all interventions are supporting the individuals to be successful.
2. Safety Care Behavioral Intervention & De-escalation Training
Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. The focus in Safety-Care is on prevention, safety, and humane, supportive, evidence-based interventions.
3. Consultation & Training
Clinicians train staff in a variety of setting throughout the agency on techniques for managing difficult behaviors while understanding the unique needs of our clients. We also work to train staff how behavior is a form of communication. We also offer trainings around self-care support staff to prevent burn-out and assure they are taking care of themselves.
4. Types of Licensure & Certification (Behavioral Health)
– MSW (Master’s level Social Worker)
– LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)
– LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
– BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
– LABA (Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst)
– CBIST (Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer)