Marcus Welby, MD in 2017
Senior Health Services that make House Calls
Do you remember Marcus Welby, MD the hit TV series that premiered in 1969? He made house calls and knew his patients by first name. While it has been a while since doctors have made house calls, several health disciplines are starting to do them again with amazing results. Often it’s difficult for seniors to leave their home important so appointments are put off or never scheduled. These local companies are doing house calls.
Housecall Providers is a nonprofit organization and one of the largest providers of medical care exclusively in the home in the Western United States. Their primary care clinicians are physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that spend most of their days traveling from one patient’s residence to the next. By visiting patients where they live, providers are able to see more of a patient’s world and if additional care support would increase the quality of their life. In home primary care visits can be scheduled from Monday through Friday and clinicians are available by phone 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Housecall Providers is proving that in home medical services for homebound patients can improve health outcomes, increase patient comfort and reduce health care costs
Oregon Mobile Dentistry combines high standard quality dental care with the accessibility and comfort offered by their mobile resources. Their patients experience the ease and convenience of mobile dentistry, while enjoying the same benefits of a traditional dentist office. Oregon Mobile Dentistry meets the diverse oral health needs of their patients — all from the comfort of their clients’ own home. They provide everything from preventative dentistry (cleaning, oral exams, x-rays, fluoride treatments…) to tooth bonding, whitening, crowns, fillings, implants, bridges, partial/full dentures, tooth extractions, gum/bone grafts and more.
SmartStep Hearing is designed around delivering home-based hearing healthcare services to people throughout the tri-county area. Research demonstrates the considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects of untreated hearing loss with far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. In fact, those who have difficulty hearing can experience such distorted and incomplete communication that it seriously impacts their professional and personal lives, at times leading to isolation and withdrawal. SmartStep can do hearing tests and fit clients for hearing aids in the comfort of their home.
By visiting clients in their homes all of these providers can see the whole picture at a glance – living conditions, the functional status of their patients and the quality of care they are receiving and tailor plans to fit patients’ needs, life circumstances and treatment wishes.
These companies are just a few of our favorite resources are health care services that, like Marcus Welby, MD, makes house call visits to seniors. Right Fit Senior Living Solutions doesn’t just refer clients to senior living communities, we offer solutions to issues seniors may be experiencing.