Byron understands the struggles individuals may have with mental Illness and how those struggles affect day-to-day living.
Currently, a majority of our residents have multiple diagnoses, with the majority have some sort of mental illness diagnosis. Through various partnerships, including Park Center, who provides Out Patient Talk Therapy Services, we provide resources above and beyond the normal regiment of care. Some of our team members are certified in crisis prevention and intervention. Regular visits to Carriage House are also available to our residents. Their “Club House Model” encourages recovery and reintegration through meaningful daily living activities. Our dedicated team works closely with our Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in psychiatry related to the use of antipsychotic medications. We meet as an interdisciplinary team, which includes a Resident Engagement Specialist, our Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, our Director of Nursing, our Pharmacist, and administration staff, to discuss the medication plan for each resident. Federal regulations require an ongoing Gradual Dose Reduction of these medications. As an organization, we are working diligently with LeadingAge and our government representatives to fundamentally change these regulations. “If an individual’s medication levels are working for them, why would you purposefully try to change those?” asks Deb Lambert, our CEO of Byron Wellness Systems.