Partners for Good
EMH has served over 250 SNF’s in California and Nevada
As with any major life change, some residents struggle to adapt to the skilled nursing environment and may experience feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and concern for this new moment in their life. As a result, their mental health can be affected.
Research has shown that roughly half of the seniors living in long-term care homes can suffer from diagnosed depression or show symptoms of depression.
Although many elders in nursing homes experience symptoms of depression, they often will not disclose that they are depressed. Hence, the depressive symptoms remain untreated and potentially worsen over time. EMH works closely with facilities to evaluate residents and ensure that symptoms are carefully reviewed: What can be considered a “normal” part of aging? What constitutes dementia? How can facilities best serve their resident’s overall well-being?
To assist nursing home residents and staff, EMH has developed a suite of services for skilled nursing facilities, including clinical psychology, neuropsychology (NP), and psychiatry. EMH clinicians carry out regular in-person and remote therapy sessions, neuropsychological evaluations, and psychiatric interventions, and provide our reports to facility staff so that they can monitor resident progress, prepare current care and discharge plans, inform MDS, update preadmission screen and resident review, and CMS (PDPM) reimbursement.
Mental Health Testing
To support already overly taxed SNF teams carry out early patient mental health testing, EMH developed ACT FAST, a monthly subscription service to carry out mental health evaluations quickly for residents, without waiting for insurance authorization, and to avoid receiving fines or other penalizations for delayed treatment.
The EMH Difference
Mental Health Testing
To support already overly taxed SNF teams carry out early patient mental health testing, EMH developed ACT FAST, a monthly subscription service to carry out mental health evaluations quickly for residents, without waiting for insurance authorization, and to avoid receiving fines or other penalizations for delayed treatment. Learn more here.
Partnership for Compliance
EMH collaborates with the nurses, evaluates for potential and provides necessary corrections to ensure your facility is in compliance, including review of orders signed and dated by the physicians/psychiatrists, appropriate diagnoses for psychotropics, care plans updates overlooked by MDS, signed consents, psychotropic assessment tools, GDR recommendations, and more.
Each region has its own Community Liaison; the liaisons work closely with the DON’s, SSD’s and facility management to ensure residents and the SNF team get the support they need from EMH clinicians and staff.
Support During Survey
Trained in long-term care social services, behavioral health, and nursing, EMH’s liaisons can complete patient chart audits for compliance and assist the facilities to obtain successful results during annual surveys.
The EMH team of clinicians can offer neuropsychology in three languages (English, Spanish, and Mandarin) and clinical psychology in nine languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Taiwanese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, and German).
EMH clinicians are equipped to carry out regular clinical psychological sessions via teleconferencing, meeting all HIPAA reporting requirements and at no additional cost to the facility. EMH provides an iPad tablet to provide care. on-site Device Technician to ensure the sessions are carried out, without burdening the facility team.
25+ Insurances Accepted
EMH’s team is accredited with groups including Medicare, AETNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, IEHP, United Behavioral Health, Cal Optima, Kaiser Permanente, MHN, Molina Healthcare, Optum, San Francisco Health Plan, and more.