Brain heath and cognitive function are essential elements to assess and monitor. We do not refer to these services as “mental health,” but brain health. This addresses the fact the brain and its functioning are critical in all aspects of life. Optimal brain health is essential for the best quality of life possible.
Brain health and cognitive impairment or decline are reasons that many individuals and families experience hardship. The lack of resources in psychiatry and available for counseling have impacted many individuals. As funding for services have decreased due to insurance and the lack of available services, it is crucial we retrain in this area and make an impact by assisting individuals with cognitive function.
Our goal is to provide individuals with screening tools to better determine brain function. In conjunction with the Amen Clinic in Atlanta, we strive to provide imaging studies that clearly identify the structures of the brain including size, shape and function.The information gathered is to determine what type of residential care the individual needs to live an independent as possible life.
These are some reasons that contribute to a decline in cognitive function, which is a leading cause of homelessness within the United States:
- Developmental delays
- Autism and autism spectrum disorders
- PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Age-related cognitive decline
- Disease related cognitive changes such as with Alzheimer
- Chronic alcohol and substance abuse
This information is used to assist individual and families with the care needed for independence regarding the ability to perform and live independently or semi-independently and what level of assistance is required.
Our brain health program will work directly with our concept A Place to Call Home, and seeking permanent living situations to combat homelessness.