Lead Organization

Rehabilitation Support Services

Joint Applicants

Ellis Mental Health Clinic

Areas Project Intends to Serve

Schenectady

Overview

Rehabilitation Support Services, in tandem with Ellis Mental Health Clinic, aim to reduce avoidable Emergency Department visits by increasing access to both preventative care and antidepressant/antipsychotic medication management. Using a tried and true model, they seek to establish “The Living Room”, a resource that will serve as an alternative to Emergency Departments for individuals in mental health crises. A Living Room program operating in Aurora, IL, has already proved the viability of such an endeavor, saving over $500,000 with a 93% deflection rate from the ED in its first year of operation. The Living Room will be located within the Ellis Mental Health Clinic and staffed by both a Consulting Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Clinician from Ellis Mental Health Clinic as well as a Care Manager and Peer Specialist from Rehabilitation Support Services, who will work together to triage and treat incoming patients. The Living Room’s hours will be from 12-8pm, aligned with the timing of high Emergency Department utilization by individuals experiencing acute mental health crises.

DSRIP Measures Addressed

  • Preventative Health
    • Primary Care Visit (Age 20-44)
    • Primary Care Visit (Age 45-64)
    • Primary Care Visit (Age 65+)
  • Behavioral Health
    • Antidepressant Medication Management – Acute
    • Antidepressant Medication Management – Continuation
    • Potentially Preventable Emergency Visit
    • Schizophrenics with Anti-psychotic Medication Adherence

 

 

 

 

 

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