How elderly people can benefit from house calls?
Getting your older adult to the physician’s office for an appointment can be tough or sometimes impossible. Whether they're frail, can't walk on their own, or have Alzheimer's or dementia, it's difficult for both of you to get out of the house. Going to a physician’s office can also expose seniors to germs or harsh weather.
Here we mention how a house call is beneficial for the elderly people:
More convenience for the elderly
There are many reasons why elderly patients might prefer a house call physician. The best benefit perhaps is the convenience it provides. Going to a clinic is not a big problem for many able-bodied adults, but this is not the case for some older adults. Older patients tend to be less mobile, making trips to the clinic more difficult and tiring. It provides a very stressful environment that does not help when someone is already feeling unwell. All you have to do to overcome this is remove the need to physically go to the physician's office in the first place. When you have an elderly dependent who is feeling unwell or just requires an annual checkup, just pick up your phone and book a consultation with Mobile Medicine New Jersey. The best part is that depending on the needs of your elderly dependent, you can choose either a daytime or weekend house call all in the comforts of your own home!
Aged healthcare can be costly, and when an elderly adult has one or more chronic diseases, this becomes even more true. A physician that can do house call would be the perfect solution instead of paying for the transport cost of a homebound patient, which could cost $100 or more, simply for the management of chronic conditions. We also provide Chronic Disease Management in New Jersey at an affordable price. Along with that, we at Mobile Medicine NJ also provides you with the option of ordering your medicines from the comforts of your home in just a few clicks and getting them delivered to your doorsteps on time. This entire process will save you time and money. Still, wondering how much our house call services will cost you? No need to worry! Just give us a call anytime to know more. We also provide high-quality Telemedicine services powered by PatientMD which enables you to receive care at the comforts of your home.
Receive personalized medical attention
Whether you have brought your elderly adult to a polyclinic or a general practitioner (GP), you will probably have to wait to see the doctor. But, after waiting in line, how long does the consultation with the physician usually take? Ensuring that elderly patients get enough time to develop a rapport with their physicians is important — it allows them to build trust with the healthcare system. This is why house call physicians, who will give their undivided attention to the elderly patient during a home consultation, works perfectly for your elderly dependent. They are also better placed to provide more personalized medical care based on the needs of the elderly patients, such as preventative medicine, managing chronic illnesses, and more. What’s more, our experienced primary care physicians Dr. Adil Manzoor, DO, and Dr. Diana Larrea, DO also provide follow-up services at your convenience.
The state of healthcare in the US is constantly changing; however, increasing availability of house calls for the elderly is promising and is indicative of a trend toward more patient-centered care in the future. To schedule a house call appointment with our primary care physicians, just give us a call.