Taking Care to the Community: Primary Care at Home

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Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement

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Total Health and Wellness at Home provides primary care in the homes of people who are not able to travel to health care appointments. Qualifications for this service include a disabling condition, multiple co-morbidities, and frail elderly. Two certified Nurse Practitioners provide the house calls and are supported by a pharmacist, social worker and office staff. The program is working to expand the service to senior living centers.


IMPACT. 1: Support people who choose to age or live at home with a mobile primary care service. -- 2. Enable people to live at home with disabling conditions, frailty by providing mobile diagnostic services, e.g. xray, electrocardiogram, ultrasound, laboratory services. -- 3. By providing primary care and diagnostic services at home, trips to the emergency department and hospitalizations can be avoided.
OSU PARTNERS: College of Nursing; Wexner Medical Center; Department of Internal Medicine; College of Pharmacy; College of Social Work
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: National Church Residences; Community for all People Methodist Church
PRIMARY CONTACT: Candy Rinehart (Candy.Rinehart@osumc.edu)



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