FBH team member since 2000

FBH team member since 2000

Expanded Community Services (ECS) is designed to help overcome barriers to discharge for long-term hospitalized patients, primarily but not exclusively elderly individuals with chronic mental illness and behavioral problems.

These services, which are long-term in nature, include:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic assessment
  • Psychopharmacology consultation
  • Education and training in behavior management for skilled nursing and residential care facility staff
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Collaborative crisis management
  • Coordination of services with other community care providers

ECS is provided through arrangements with area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes.