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Home Psychiatric Nursing

Geropsychiatric nurse specialists perform physical examinations and psychiatric assessments of elderly patients. They work with an interdisciplinary team concerned with the needs, particularly the mental health needs, of the elderly. Geropsychiatric nurse specialists work under the supervision of the patient’s physician or psychiatrist.

These registered nurses work with individuals and families to assess mental health needs, develop a nursing diagnosis, and create a plan of nursing care. They implement the plan and evaluate the nursing care.

Geropsychiatric nursing practice is characterized by interventions that promote and foster both health and mental health, assist clients to regain or improve their coping skills or abilities, and prevent further disability. 

In working with psychiatric patients, The Thorne Group’s nurses assist with self care, administer and monitor psychobiologic treatment regimens, and teach about health and mental health, including psycho-education. Psychiatric nurses work as case managers and are also prepared to assist with crisis intervention and counseling.

The Thorne Group’s psychiatric nurses assist patients with one-on-one therapeutic support in the treatment of:

  • Memory Disorders.
  • Depression.
  • Behavioral Problems.
  • Social Disorders.
  • Stress & Anger Management.
  • Specific Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Adjustment Disorders.


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The Thorne Group 

Registered and Approved by the Department of Public Welfare as a Training Institution for Personal Care Home Administrators.