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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 05/27/2022

House calls: Medical care at home

House calls: Medical care at home

For every individual in a nursing home, there are three more people equally fragile and infirm living at home, according to the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM). Physicians and medical groups specializing in house calls have become increasingly available to such patients. 

If you are unable to visit your own physician, house call physicians who come to your home can provide consultations to your doctor or serve as your private doctor. Because of changes in medical technology, a physician can come to your home with portable medical equipment and provide high-quality medical care. 

Finding the Best Physician

The following questions are important to ask any physician offering to come to your home: 

  • Is the physician who owns your medical group present every day at the local facility? 
  • Do you have a medical director and, if so, is the medical director present every day? 
  • Are you Board-certified? 

The AAHCM provides a list of its members and medical groups providing home care physician services as a public service. The listing is intended for informational purposes only. The AAHCM does not check the compliance of its members with licensing, billing or other regulatory requirements. It cannot attest to the qualifications and billing practices of individual physicians. Therefore, users should obtain information about licensure, qualifications and billing from the physicians and groups themselves. 

Visit aahcm.org for more information. 

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