Behavior Health Care

Behavioral Home Health Services


Behavioral health is the medical study of behaviors, emotions, and biology relating to a patient’s mental well-being and ability to function in daily life.  While it includes mental health, it is important to keep in mind that the two are not interchangeable. Mental health simply relates to biological factors, where behavioral health encompasses all aspects that contribute to mental health, such as habits, behaviors, and external forces. The ultimate goal of behavior health services is to help patients function in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  Patients receiving behavior health services may need assistance attending work or school, engaging with their families, or participating in their communities.

Types of Behavioral Health

Behavioral health applies to any aspect that factors into a patient’s mental and overall well-being. Some common types of behavioral health issues include:

  • Addiction Problems
  • Developmental Issues in children and adolescents
  • Psychosocial issues associated with aging
IPR Behavioral Health Care Services

Who Can Benefit from Behavioral Health Services?

Patients who experience the following can benefit from behavioral health services:

  • Late-stage diagnosis of a terminal condition
  • Recent diagnosis of chronic disease
  • Recent diagnosis of personality mood disorders
  • Signs of Late Life Depression

Patients who cannot function due to psychological issues can notice a dramatic improvement in their conditions with the help of behavioral services.

Shepherd Home Health’s Behavioral Health Services

Our behavioral services include:

  • Advocacy with community agencies
  • Assist with community resources and support groups
  • Assistance with long-term care planning
  • Behavioral health observation & assessment of condition
  • Coordination with other members of the health care team
  • Coping skills & management of the condition
  • Counseling
  • Evaluate environment & contributing factors of the condition
  • Home safety & emergency education
  • Inpatient placement for additional counseling
  • Management & evaluation of patient care plan
  • Medication education
  • Monitor therapeutic effectiveness & management
  • Patient & family education of disease process