Elder Medical Care - Consultations
Our Elder Medical Care – Consultations service is best suited for those with multiple chronic illnesses, such as dementia, heart or lung diseases, and those with advancing age who are beginning to need help with walking, getting dressed, bathing and other daily activities.
Our geriatricians and nurse practitioners provide a comprehensive health assessment and develop a plan of care to best suit your needs. These assessments are usually conducted over one to three visits in the office or sometimes in the home. We help you better understand your illness and what to expect over the next three to five years as your needs evolve. As a result, you will have greater knowledge and control of your health needs. We also connect you to community physicians to ensure follow-through of your care plan.
Once the assessment is completed, you will be granted access to Gilchrist’s 24/7 on-call support line, staffed by nurses. You may also call a Gilchrist geriatrician for follow-up. Additionally, we provide annual follow-up office visits to update or refresh your plan of care.
Our team will work closely with your primary physician if you have one. Or, we will refer you to a community medical practice if you are able to continue coming to an office for appointments. However, if you are unable to travel to office appointments, Gilchrist can provide home-based primary medical care through our Elder Medical Care Home Care service. We will also connect you to other community specialists as needed, such as a neurologist, cardiologist or lung specialist.
What Benefits Can Consultations Provide?
- Comprehensive health assessments from geriatricians and nurse practitioners
- A plan of care tailored to your needs
- Education about your condition and what to expect as your needs evolve
- 24/7 on-call support
- Coordinated referrals to community physicians and specialists to help ensure seamless care
- Annual follow-up visits