Nursing Home Operators Make Infrastructure, Staffing Changes to Meet Behavioral Health Needs

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (07/26/2022) – Some nursing home operators are increasingly finding ways to expand their behavioral health service offerings as need grows and federal oversight hones in on making such services available to long-term care residents.

Kansas-based nonprofit operator Catholic Care Center, for one, has doubled down on its pioneering efforts to make behavioral health readily available to its residents, as an increasing number of elderly people in the state make it harder to find care close by.

Senior care provider National HealthCare Corporation has opened two behavioral health hospitals in Missouri and one in Tennessee – the most recent being a 16-bed geriatric psychiatric hospital earlier this month. Full story »