When making a referral, please note that the client must be homebound or psychiatrically homebound. If a client is unable to consistently and independently access psychiatric follow-up, they may be considered homebound. The following behaviors and conditions demonstrate that the patient may be psychiatrically homebound:

  • Impaired reality
  • Disoriented
  • Confused
  • Impaired judgment
  • Agoraphobic
  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • Uses assistive device (cane, walker)
  • Limited endurance related to medical diagnosis
  • Leaving home requires taxing effort

Admission Criteria:

  • Client must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis, or a medical and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Client must be under care of a physician
  • Client must require the skills of a behavioral health nurse

Who should be referred for services?

  • Newly diagnosed adults with a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Clients on new psychotropic medication
  • Clients who have difficulty connecting to traditional mental health services
  • Clients who have issues with medication compliance
  • Clients who have difficulty leaving their home
  • Clients who are frequently hospitalized with psychiatric diagnosis
  • Clients with depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease