Your Elder Medical Care Team
The Elder Medical Care team is comprised of over 40 nurse practitioners, physicians and social workers who are able to serve as primary care providers for you or your loved one. Our geriatricians provide medical oversight and coordinate treatment plans in multiple settings for older individuals living with advanced illnesses.
Help Where You Reside
Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program can provide specialized care coordination and management for seniors living with progressive, advanced illnesses at home or in residential care settings. Rehabilitation services and palliative care may also be available to you or your loved one. If you have more questions, our care navigators can help and can be reached at 888.823.8880.
Your Elder Medical Care Team Consists of:
Physicians / Nurse Practitioners
Physicians and nurse practitioners provide primary care. For instance, they will assess your health and manage your symptoms. In addition, they prescribe and oversee medications. Further, they provide supportive care. For example, they assist with advance care planning and guidance. They may coordinate with other in-home or residential care services.
To begin with, the nursing case manager or social worker will fully assess your needs. In addition, they help you decide on your goals of care. With this in mind, they will create and coordinate a personal plan of services. They will visit in person and follow up with you by phone.
Volunteers can be a helping hand or a companion. They provide respite breaks for caregivers. In addition, they may help with errands or light housework. For example, they may make a meal. Most important, all volunteers are fully screened and go through thorough training. However, amid ongoing concern about COVID-19, Gilchrist is suspending all in-person volunteer activity until further notice.
Chaplains for Palliative Care
Chaplains can visit at select locations for our Palliative Care patients. They provide spiritual support for patients and families facing serious illness.
Other Team Members
For those receiving Rehabilitation services, other team members may include therapists (speech, physical, occupational and activity), dietitians and pharmacists.
Caregiver Help in the Home
Avila* is a preferred home care provider of GBMC and Gilchrist. Avila’s team provides personal home care to complement Gilchrist’s services. Learn more about Avila. You can also learn more our relationship with Avila in our blog, “Senior Home Care Services”
*Avila is a registered trade name and service mark of Oak Farm Solutions, LLC.
Is Elder Medical Care Right for You?
Our care navigators can answer your questions and connect you with the right Gilchrist service.