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PSYCHOLOGICAL/COGNITIVE EVALUATIONS

Brighter Day Health administers psychological/cognitive evaluations in person in your facility, face to face with the patient, to clarify diagnoses and assist with treatment planning.

Benefits of Evaluations

People with dementia often suffer from depression, paranoia and anxiety.

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and effective treatment of the problematic behaviors that often accompany dementia is possible due to the sensitive diagnostic tools and behavioral and environmental interventions developed and used by psychologists (APA, 2003).

One of the earliest signs of dementia is Apathy.

Many nursing home patients have personality disorders exacerbated by chronic health problems (Gabrel, 2007).  Proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation can assist staff in reducing problems due to these diagnoses.

Our Evaluations will help detect mental status changes early. Because these evaluations are based on extended conversations with residents, we are frequently able to spot subtle alterations in cognition that would not be noticed during a med pass or routine caregiving.

Our Evaluations can discover previously unreported symptoms. Due to the amount of time the evaluations spends with the residents, the residents often reveal important symptoms of their illnesses they might not share with medical staff.

Referrals for Evaluations

Purposes

 Reason For Referral for Evaluation:

 

If you have any patients you would like evaluations, please send a referral to the Brighter Day Health office.

 

Psychotropic Medication Reduction
Reduction in
Overhead Costs
Access to Local Mental Health Specialists
Person Centered
Care Plan