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Our Services

Our integrated model provides comprehensive psychology and psychiatry services for our patients, which leads to outstanding improvement in clinical outcomes.

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Our Services

Our integrated model provides comprehensive psychology and psychiatry services for our patients, which leads to outstanding improvement in clinical outcomes.


Request A Demo

Our Services

Our integrated model provides comprehensive psychology and psychiatry services for our patients, which leads to outstanding improvement in clinical outcomes.


Request A Demo

Caring for the whole person means caring for both body and mind. Our providers are trained in behavioral and psychological services and can properly evaluate and treat the physical and mental health needs of seniors. Nursing communities everywhere deal with a plethora of issues, we’re here to help manage that burden.

Psychology Services

Our clinicians include licensed psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. They work together to provide individual and family therapy with an emphasis on the behavioral health of older adults.

MediTelecare clinicians provide:

  • Comprehensive evaluations and non-pharmacological interventions including psychotherapy to treat behavioral health conditions
  • Assessments to evaluate mood and cognitive functioning and to support diagnosis and development of targeted treatment plans
  • Evidence-based strategies to help staff manage maladaptive behavioral reactions to medical and cognitive decline that your residents are experiencing

Psychology Services

Our clinicians include licensed psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. They work together to provide individual and family therapy with an emphasis on the behavioral health of older adults.

MediTelecare clinicians provide:

  • Comprehensive evaluations and non-pharmacological interventions including psychotherapy to treat behavioral health conditions
  • Assessments to evaluate mood and cognitive functioning and to support diagnosis and development of targeted treatment plans
  • Evidence-based strategies to help staff manage maladaptive behavioral reactions to medical and cognitive decline that your residents are experiencing

Psychiatry Services

Our providers include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and nurse practitioners specializing in geriatric care. Our team prescribes or recommends psychotropic medications following the MediTelecare Formulary which emphasizes the optimal and safest practices for aging adults.

MediTelecare providers offer:

  • Comprehensive evaluations and medication recommendations to treat behavioral health conditions
  • Gradual dose reduction in compliance with CMS guidelines
  • Collaborate with our psychology team to reduce high-risk medications including antipsychotics

Additional Services

Approximately 50% of residents assessed with our MediReview™ have a diagnoses, are taking medications, or have symptoms that suggest the need for behavioral health services.


MediReview™
A risk assessment tool that identifies residents who may suffer from behavioral health symptoms and would benefit from MediTelecare's™ services. This tool is a proactive approach in preventing negative behavioral outcomes such as medication side effects, hospitalizations and acute exacerbation of symptoms.

Learn About MediReview™

MediReport™
A quarterly medication utilization report that evaluates antipsychotic, anti-anxiety, hypnotic, and overall psychotropic medication use. This report focuses on optimizing facility quality measures all while helping to improve patient outcomes.

Learn About MediReport™

Additional Services

Approximately 50% of residents assessed with our MediReview™ have a diagnoses, are taking medications, or have symptoms that suggest the need for behavioral health services.


MediReview™
A risk assessment tool that identifies residents who may suffer from behavioral health symptoms and would benefit from MediTelecare's™ services. This tool is a proactive approach in preventing negative behavioral outcomes such as medication side effects, hospitalizations and acute exacerbation of symptoms.

Learn About MediReview™

MediReport™
A quarterly medication utilization report that evaluates antipsychotic, anti-anxiety, hypnotic, and overall psychotropic medication use. This report focuses on optimizing facility quality measures all while helping to improve patient outcomes.

Learn About MediReport™

What Sets Us Apart


CMS National Partnership
to Improve Dementia
Care in Nursing Homes

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care is a coalition of public and private organizations that advocate for improved dementia care through the use of personalized and comprehensive care protocols. It is spearheaded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has a goal of reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in long-term care nursing home facilities. Members of the coalition agree that nursing home residents should be individually evaluated, diagnosed and treated according to their unique needs.

In the past, CMS has been successful in reducing national prevalence of antipsychotic use in nursing home residents, successfully lowering rates by 15.1 percent between 2011 and 2013. Now, the National Partnership is working to further reduce antipsychotic rates.

One member of the National Partnership – the American Health Care Association – has produced its own quality initiative in alliance with the National Center for Assisted Living. It is challenging long-term care providers to set and reach concrete goals over the next few years.

At MediTelecare™, we encourage our clients to participate in this challenge, dramatically improving quality of life for nursing home residents.

American Health Care
Association Quality Initiative

The AHCA Quality Initiative is a national, multi-year effort to further improve quality of care in America’s long term and post-acute care centers.

A large number of the individuals in skilled nursing centers are living with some type of dementia. For these individuals and as illness progresses, behavior often becomes a key form of communication. This can be challenging for families and staff, and too often, antipsychotic medication is used in an attempt to modify behavior. The use of antipsychotic medication to treat behavior associated with dementia is not supported clinically and is considered off-label by the FDA, which issued a “black box warning” for the elderly with dementia.

Antipsychotic drugs are expensive, costing hundreds of millions of Medicare dollars. They also increase the risk of death, falls with fractures, hospitalizations and other complications resulting in poor health and high costs.

The goal of the AHCA Quality Initiative is to safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. This initiative encourages alternative strategies for responding to challenging behavioral expressions in patients living with dementia before considering medications and to ensure that antipsychotic medications, when used, are appropriate and safe.

 

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