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Geriatric Outreach

Behavioral Services provides a Geriatric Outreach Program designed to meet the needs of assisted living and nursing home residents with mental health symptoms. As many as 75% of all residents in long-term care settings suffer from some type of mental disorder, with depression and dementia being the two most common.

Nursing homes face a myriad of challenges in today’s healthcare environment that can affect the quality of mental healthcare they provide. Mary Lanning Behavioral Services has developed a creative, cooperative venture between itself and area nursing homes. Providing licensed mental health professionals onsite improves the therapeutic climate and quality of healthcare available to residents.

The Geriatric Outreach Program offers:

  • Psychiatric consultation/evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Treatment options for residents and recommendations for staff regarding implementation of these options
  • Staff development inservices
  • Referral for inpatient treatment, if needed

Evaluations may include:

  • Mental status exams 
  • Cognitive assessments 
  • Behavioral assessmenst and recommended strategies
  • Milieu/environment management 
  • Family consultations 
  • Management plans of approach

The Geriatric Outreach Program offers an assortment of follow-up services, including return visits, telephone consultations, management program reviews, medication consultation and a 24-hour crisis line.

referral/ Crisis Line 402-463-7711

24-hour crisis line staffed with licensed professionals to assist with mental health needs