Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program can provide specialized care coordination and management for older individuals living with progressive, advanced illnesses.
You may benefit from Elder Medical Care if you:
- Have a serious illness for which treatment is becoming increasingly ineffective
- Have advanced cancer or multi-system failure
- Experience frequent, sudden health crises and difficult-to-manage symptoms
- Are either not yet eligible for or not yet emotionally ready to accept hospice care, or have been discharged from hospice care because your health has stabilized
Where is Elder Medical Care Provided?
We bring our care to you—in your home, in your residential community, or wherever you call home—to ensure you receive the medical attention you need when and where you need it. We also provide care in our offices.
If you have difficulty leaving home, we bring primary care and social work support to you. We also help connect you with community resources to meet your needs.
We provide a comprehensive health assessment, usually conducted over one to three visits in the office, sometimes in the home, and develop a plan of care tailored to your needs.
Our physicians and nurse practitioners can provide medical care to complement the services you already receive at your independent or assisted living, long-term care or skilled nursing facility.
Gilchrist Palliative Care (Advanced Care Management) services are offered at several hospital and healthcare systems. Learn more about where Gilchrist provides Palliative Care or to learn more about how Palliative Care can help.
After a hospital stay, you may need rehabilitation and assistance to prepare you for return to home and an independent lifestyle. Our Elder Medical Care – Rehabilitation service is provided at GBMC.
Gilchrist’s Integrative Medicine program is available to patients receiving cancer treatment at GBMC. It is a specialty focused on caring for the whole person (body, mind and spirit), using both conventional and complementary treatments.