Elder Medical Care and Coordinated Support
Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program is for homebound individuals with serious illness who need coordinated care and guidance. Gilchrist has a team of experts focused on helping these individuals. Watch the video below to learn more.
What Is Elder Medical Care?
Older people living with serious illness often find themselves in an unending cycle of health crises. For instance, they may go from home to the hospital to rehabilitation and back home again. This can be scary for both patients and their family members. Gilchrist’s team of physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers are experts in providing coordinated geriatric care and guidance to improve quality of life. As a result, we help ensure that those who would otherwise fall through the cracks of the health care system receive the care and attention they need when and where they need it.
This program addresses the needs of the frail patient population who is experiencing a chronic or serious illness. The program brings primary care clinicians to patient’s home or residence, providing medical care focused on symptom and medication management.
Patients appreciate being able to call a nurse any time, day or night. They can ask questions or talk about a medical concern. As a result, patients feel reassured.
Social workers and resource coordinators can provide ongoing emotional support and resources to patients and families facing a serious illness. In addition, they help families who need guidance and help with coping and planning for the future.
Team members can also assist in advance care planning, such as completing advance directives and deciding on care options.
How Can Gilchrist Help?
Our care navigators can answer your questions and connect you with the right Gilchrist service.