In-Home Health Care Services for Seniors
Drexel Family Medicine offers in-home health care services for seniors aged 65 and older who live in Philadelphia and are unable to leave their homes unassisted. Our board-certified geriatrician and social worker conduct home visits to those who have barriers to care and are homebound.
Drexel Family Medicine identifies needs and services that can allow seniors to remain independent at home, while helping to ensure their safety. In addition to providing quality in-home health care services, Drexel Family Medicine offers wide-ranging assessments to address physical, mental and environmental health and safety issues for homebound seniors. Drexel Family Medicine tailors in-home health care plans to meet the individual needs of our elderly patients.
Comprehensive, quality in-home health services
A comprehensive geriatric assessment is completed at the first in-home health care visit, along with a social work assessment. We evaluate the ability to perform basic activities of daily living and essential activities such as paying bills, grocery shopping and cleaning. A cognitive, medical and medication assessment are also completed for each elderly patient. We examine social issues, barriers to care, and fall risk, and complete a home living assessment.
Drexel Family Medicine's home health care services include case management follow-up to connect our elderly patients to additional local services that can address their specific needs. We help improve access to many services including personal care assistance, patient advocacy, physical therapy, fall prevention and other safety enhancement efforts, volunteer chore services and home nursing.
Drexel Family Medicine ensures that our elderly homebound patients receive the follow-up care that they need, which leads to better health outcomes. For our senior patients, our ability to navigate the system and speak on their behalf has become invaluable to their quality of life and independence.
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.