geriatric + palliative
Serving the eastern end of Long Island.
Specialized care for people suffering from symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Whether the illness is curable, chronic, or life threatening—my goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family.
I'll work closely and communicate with your physician to provide an extra layer of support alongside curative treatment. Additionally, I'll advocate for you and help organize your health care, doctor’s visits and medications. Those who wish to forgo aggressive treatment and hospital visits can remain comfortable at home with my medical support.
Palliative care is appropriate and beneficial for patients dealing with illness such as:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Late effects of stroke
- Pressure ulcers
- Kidney disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- And many others...
I can help manage symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Poor appetite
Dealing with these symptoms can improve a patient's quality of life and ability to participate in daily activities.
Palliative housecalls can relieve some of the burden of serious illness for you and your caregivers.
blood work + diagnostic testing + medication management + vital signs monitoring
wound care + treatment plan coordination + vaccines
How To become a patient
The best way to see if these services meet your needs is by scheduling a 1/2 hour phone consultation.
At the time of your consultation, I'll call you and we'll visit about your in-home health care needs.
If my services are the right fit for you, you'll schedule your housecall for the day and time that works for you.
On the day of your appointment, I'll show up at your doorstep, ready to address your medical issues.
In-home appointments with the patient. Visits last approximately an hour.
Medical phone, text or email communication your MD.
Care coordination with physicians, radiology service providers, laboratory service providers, obtaining and review of medical records
Prescription refills that take place at times other than the home visit.
Medical document facilitation or completion.
Phone calls which result in a home visit
One follow up phone call after a home visit
Calls received from other licensed health care providers about a new health issue
Follow up calls with family members that may not live nearby
Printing and mailing test results to the patient or representative