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Geriatric Patient House Calls by Nurse Practitioners

For many older adults, getting to and from medical appointments presents an ongoing challenge. Holy Cross Hospital offers services designed to keep you or your family member healthy, without leaving home.

The Holy Cross House Calls program enables older adults, who are unable to get to their physician's office, to receive primary medical care at home, delivered by a nurse practitioner.

Nurse practitioners are specially trained and certified to provide comprehensive medical care, including examining and diagnosing patients and prescribing medications. In addition, nurse practitioners can order and arrange for lab and other diagnostic services to be performed in the home.

Specialized Services Tailored for You
The nurse practitioner works collaboratively with your physician and the medical director of the nurse practitioner program to develop a medical plan of care for you. A social worker is also available to provide counseling and assistance in obtaining other services you may need. Services include:

  • History and physical examination
  • Health assessment
  • Management of acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Preventive and wellness education
  • Home safety evaluation
  • Assessment of activities of daily living
  • Psychosocial assessment

The charges for services provided to Medicare and Medicaid recipients are covered by those plans.

For more information or to make arrangements for the nurse practioner to visit you or your loved one at home, please call 301-754-7740.

 

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