Medical care can be a struggle for seniors that are aging in place. If your senior loved one is aging at home but has trouble getting to medical appointments doctor care at home could make quality medical care more accessible. Doctor care at home means that seniors can get exams and medical care from highly skilled doctors at home through a combination of in-person care and remote patient monitoring. Many seniors benefit from not having to go to a medical facility or hospital to get regular medical care including:
Seniors With Chronic Conditions
Seniors who have chronic medical conditions like diabetes that require regular routine care or monitoring can benefit greatly from doctor care at home. Those seniors can see a doctor and talk with them one on one while getting a full checkup and monitoring of their condition.
With a one on one home visit the doctor can give advice to your senior loved one that is specific to their living conditions and lifestyle, which can make a big difference in the management of their condition.
For example, a doctor that is helping a senior manage diabetes will be able to give better advice on diet and exercise when they can see what foods are in the pantry and what the challenges are for that senior when it comes to exercise.
Seniors That Don’t Drive
When seniors don’t drive getting to medical appointments can be very difficult. Usually that means that a caregiver, typically a family member, will need to drive them to and from the appointment and to any other locations they need to go to like other medical facilities for tests. Many seniors don’t like asking family members for rides and if their family members work or have other responsibilities they may not always be able to take seniors to medical appointments. And a lot of seniors are not very comfortable taking ride shares or taxis. Doctor care at home makes much more sense for seniors who no longer drive.
Seniors With Limited Mobility
Physically getting to and from medical appointments can also make getting medical care difficult for some seniors. If their doctor has an office in a large medical complex seniors who use a walker, cane, or wheelchair may have a hard time physically getting to the doctor’s office. And it’s quite common for seniors to have to negotiate stairs and other obstacles when they go to a doctor’s office for medical care. That’s not always possible for seniors with limited mobility. With doctor care at home seniors don’t have the physical challenges of getting to their doctor’s office and they don’t have to deal with the risk of falling if they encounter obstacles like slippery parking lots.
Seniors who use medical equipment like portable oxygen tanks also usually prefer doctor care at home so that they don’t have to worry about getting around with their tank or worry about their tank running low if there is a delay at the doctor’s office.
Primary Care @ Home treats patients between ages 18-100+ years of age. We specialize in Primary & Preventive Care, Chronic Conditions, Homebound Patients, Geriatrics and Intellectually Disabled patients all in the comfort of our patient’s own homes. If you or an aging loved one in Carmel, IN could benefit from our services please contact us today! (317) 471-0774
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