Why Home Health Providers Should Consider Offering Behavioral Health Services

Posted Sunday, May 2, 2021

Even before the pandemic, the demand for behavioral health was already on the rise.  Home health agencies have been trying to step into the arena to provide these services to their patients.

“We get calls all the time from providers in post-acute care, especially home health, to train and help people manage behavioral health, … and I feel it’s due to the fact that individual clients are so isolated. They haven’t been able to get out to medical providers or see their families. We’ve seen a real increase in agencies, managing depression, anxiety and suicidal patients” Katherine Vanderhorst, president of C&V Senior Care Specialists told home health care news.

Offering behavioral health services can help an agency gain a competitive advantage against industry peers while increasing revenue. It can also be an avenue to develop new referral partners.

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