Gagne Behavioral Health Care is proud to offer telepsychiatry services to the senior residents of North Carolina.The Tar Heel State is full of natural sights and gorgeous wilderness. Beautiful as it may be, the wide expanses of land mean that healthcare may be miles away and out of reach for some people. We can provide seniors with quality mental healthcare no matter where they live.
Getting care for mental health concerns can create positive life changes for patients and their families. Unfortunately, on average, there are only 10 in-person psychiatry professionals for every 100,000 North Carolina residents. This shortage of psychiatric professionals within the state of North Carolina reflects the need for new methods of healthcare delivery. Here at Gagne Behavioral Health Care, we want to develop new ways of reaching people who don’t have easy access to a health professional.
Many of those who lack access to healthcare are our senior citizens. Seniors over the age of 60 make up 13% of North Carolina’s population. About 25% of those seniors are living alone. The senior population is growing larger by the year, with a projected 52% jump in the senior population by 2036 in North Carolina.
Seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations, because of their complex health needs, mobility issues, and fixed incomes. When it comes to health, seniors are exceptionally at risk. Throughout North Carolina, telepsychiatry will bring mental healthcare to all areas of the state, especially to our senior population.
Mental health is an important component of overall well being. Providing psychiatric care to seniors can improve their quality of life. Gagne Behavioral Health Care provides services for seniors, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia treatments like medications and CBD. We also include care for depression, anxiety, and memory loss in older adults.
Senior patients require quality mental health care as they age. Memory loss in seniors and depression in older adults can greatly impact self-care and relationships with family. At Gagne Behavioral Health Care, we recognize how important our senior population is and we aim to help them through telemedicine. North Carolina’s senior population can now receive mental health care in the privacy of their own home.
Seniors and other residents who live in remote areas are especially affected by a lack of access to healthcare. Telemedicine is effective at bringing healthcare to all these remote areas.
Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through the use of video teleconferencing technology. Our technology allows us to help patients anywhere in the state of North Carolina. Video teleconference brings our licensed mental health professionals straight to a patient’s home, with no travel time or waiting in an office.
Telepsychiatry is a type of telemedicine that is geared towards mental health. Telepsychiatry reduces the need for costly and time consuming trips to the ER or clinic for mental healthcare. Through telemedicine North Carolina, we hope to meet the needs of residents throughout the state by bringing video teleconferencing to their living rooms.
Patients of telepsychiatry in North Carolina are entitled to reimbursement for their sessions according to the parameters of their current health insurance providers. Seniors who have traditional Medicare Health Care plans are able to qualify for reimbursement at the rate of a usual office visit with a specialist.
The services that qualify for reimbursement include evaluations and therapy sessions, along with prescribed medications. Gagne Behavioral Health Care also accepts Medicare Advantage Plans.
Please check individual plans and state regulations for more information.
At Gagne Behavioral Health Care, we strive to provide seniors with affordable and convenient care, regardless of where they live. The introduction of North Carolina telepsychiatry provides new and innovative opportunities for people to receive consistent and convenient healthcare. Contact us now to learn more about the services we offer through telepsychiatry in North Carolina!