Olney Geriatric Psychiatry
Specializing in the Assessment and Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Alzheimer's/Dementia in the Home Setting

Olney Psychiatry is committed to providing support to our existing patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We understand fully that dementia and its symptoms are not put on hold, regardless of what is happening in the world, and that the necessary precautions related to the COVID virus are putting increased strains on patients and caregivers.  

During this time, home visits and visits to facilities are suspended in order to keep our patients safe. As always, we remain available by telephone and email to address your concerns and make treatment decisions remotely.  We remain in close contact with nursing at the facilities where our patients reside as well as their other medical practitioners.

We are accepting new patients during this time on a case by case basis.  The majority of the intake procedure is already done remotely, that is, gathering information from families, caregivers, facilities, and medical records, and this will not change. We will not be able to see the patients in person as we usually do to complete the intake, but will do our best with telephone and videoconferencing when it is appropriate to do so.  In the majority of situations, this will be sufficient.  Additionally, as we will not be travelling to see the patient as we usually do, the cost of the intake will be reduced.  We will, of course, look forward to meeting with any new patients in person once the danger has passed.  

We encourage everyone to follow CDC and local governmental guidelines regarding social distancing, hygiene, etc. to keep yourselves, and everyone else self, espec
ially those who are at increased risk of death.  Please take care of yourselves and each other.
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