For every person living in a nursing home, there are three individuals who reside at home and require assistance. Many of these individuals do not receive the primary medical care they need on a regular basis. Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Geriatric House Calls Program allows homebound elderly patients to receive regular medical /clinical-services/geriatric-housecall-program/care in the comfort and privacy of their own homes, before conditions escalate and require emergency room treatment and/or hospitalization.
Research shows that patients who are treated at home by an interdisciplinary medical team require fewer hospitalizations, emergency room visits and nursing home admissions, and have an overall lower mortality rate. House call programs also have been shown to save patients more than $100 a month.
Mount Sinai’s house call team includes specialized geriatric physicians and nurse practitioners who work closely with Miami-Dade County home care services and community agencies to ensure high-quality, safe medical care is provided.
What Services are Provided?
The Geriatric House Calls team provides primary care and assessment services, including:
- Basic physical exams
- Complete medical histories
- Blood tests and lab work
- Pulse oximetry
Test results are promptly given to the patients’ individual caregivers.
Who Qualifies for this Service?
Patients can be treated in private homes, senior apartments, congregate living residences, assisted living facilities, boarding homes and adult day care facilities in the following areas:
- Miami Beach
- North Miami Beach
- Sunny Isles Beach
- Bal Harbour
- Bay Harbor
For more information, to see if you or your loved one qualifies for this service, or to schedule an appointment, please call 305-674-2430.