Psychiatric Care

Meet a Psychiatric Nurse

314-205-8600 or 888-BJC-HOME

Psychiatric home health care is a clinical specialty of home health services in which psychiatric nurses, social workers, home health aides, and occupational therapists visit the patient with a psychiatric diagnosis in the patient's own home.

Services from BJC Home Care Services are provided by experienced psychiatric nurses who are master’s degree graduates.  They follow a plan of care that is developed and signed by a psychiatrist in consultation with the psychiatric nurse and reviewed at least every 60 days by the psychiatrist. Psychiatric home health services may include skilled assessment, evaluation, psychotherapy, teaching and counseling.

Individuals with one or more of these conditions can benefit:

  • Serious and persistent mental illness, as well as a risk for repeated hospitalizations
  • Chronic schizophrenia or affective disorders, including major depression
  • A history of medication non-adherence
  • A recent release from the hospital with a need for follow-up to prevent relapse
  • A need for monitoring a new psychotropic medication
  • Behavioral or emotional problems associated with physical illness
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
  • Alcohol and other drug abuse or dependence
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Character/personality disorders experiencing a crisis
  • Suicidal thoughts

Services Offered

  • Psychiatric nursing consultations and evaluations
  • Venipuncture and monitoring of blood levels of psychotropic medication
  • Assistance in transitioning the patient from the hospital to community
  • Identification, coordination and mobilization of the supports needed to maintain the client in the community

For more information, talk to your physician or call 314-205-8600.