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Medical House Calls -- a Grass Roots Solution to Demographic, Medical and Cost Demands
Date:5/28/2013

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The current health and social service system was never designed to accommodate the "silver tsunami" of elders with multiple chronic conditions.  As grass roots advocates and front line medical professionals, Academy of Homecare Physician members are responding to this reality by inventing the delivery models and innovative solutions to care for the frail elderly with multiple chronic conditions.

Academy members see the need for home-centered care including medical house calls and are proactively delivering valuable services – services that allow the very sick and elderly to age in place and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and nursing home stays. Medical care in the home is preferred by patients because it allows them to preserve their independence and dignity while remaining close to their families and friends and is preferred by payers because it reduces health care costs. Academy members are inventing the required delivery system through collaboration, with ambulance and EMS providers, home health agencies, hospices, regional health information organizations, and others to break down barriers to better patient care for the sickest highest cost patients.  Advanced technology is also enabling Academy members to provide services in the home with less patient/caregiver stress and less payor cost than the formerly required office or hospital settings.

At the Academy's annual meeting this month, an overall theme was the fundamental shift in medical practice from reactive response to one of anticipatory, pre-emptive monitoring and careful intervention so that patient care is coordinated, even while patients are undergoing changes in their health status. Such timely intervention is what enables the patient to remain in their home rather than transport to receive care on an acute, emergent, costly and emotionally stressful basis. Medical housecalls – medical care in the home is provided by physician and nurse practitioner led teams of medical professionals, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, and other staff. 

Since 1984, the Academy has supported the professional development and success of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and related professionals and organizations interested in the medical care of patients in the home.  Our goal is to provide the benefits of home care medicine to every patient whose conditions and lack of mobility make them unable to receive medical care in a medical office. The Academy is pleased to provide you additional information about the benefits of medicine in the home. For further information, call Constance Row or Gary Swartz at 410-676-7966 or Melissa Fernlund at 571-437-0254 and see www.aahcp.org and IAHNow.com.

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Melissa Fernlund , Melissa Busby Fernlund Marketing & Media Relations LLC, 571-437-0254, gfern@cox.net

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