Integrated Behavioral Health Care for Home-Based Seniors

Timeslot: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Type: Concurrent Session


Physical health care is often the entry point for the identification of behavioral health conditions. Applying universal behavioral health screenings in medical care will increase the likelihood of early detection and interventions resulting in improved care delivery that is person-centered and recognizes that medical, behavioral, and social care must be integrated to achieve quality outcomes. Individuals with behavioral health needs are at increased risk for physical health conditions while having less access to care. Additionally, according to 2020 findings from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 50% of adults with mental health needs received treatment. Leveraging the longitudinal relationship established with primary care providers and implementing universal behavioral health screenings will increase access to care and decrease the likelihood of an exacerbation of behavioral health conditions.

This session will outline how Landmark Health leveraged behavioral health collaborative care in a home-based geriatric medical practice to improve access to behavioral health care by applying a treat-to-target approach that included brief behavioral health interventions, care management, and medication management when clinically indicated. This integrated behavioral health collaborative care model demonstrated a significant reduction in reported behavioral health symptoms, with approximately a 40% reduction in depression, anxiety, and substance use among those receiving the combination of interventions offered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Indicate the value of behavioral health integration within medical care delivery¬†

  • Demonstrate how to operationalize behavioral health collaborative care in a home-based geriatric medical practice¬†

  • Summarize outcome and key best practices for providing brief behavioral health interventions and care management in a home-based setting