HOW DO HOUSE CALLS BENEFIT PATIENTS?
The desire to treat housebound and limited-mobility patients is the primary reason our clinic was started. In many cases, this means we work with elderly patients and their families, but not always. Occasionally, patients simply need the convenience of a traditional physician house call. Those who can benefit from a housecall include:
- Elderly patients with transportation or mobility issues.
- Dementia patients who do not do well outside their "safe zones."
- Disabled patients who struggle to find ADA-accessible paths to their doctors.
- Busy parents.
- Night workers.
- People working multiple jobs.
- Hospice patients.
- Patients with agoraphobia or other psychiatric issues limiting travel.
- Patients who simply wish to have medical care in their own homes.
We travel to various cities around the greater Kansas City, Lee's Summit, and Independence areas. Dr. Ren has a license to practice medicine in Missouri. Unfortunately, we do not make housecalls in Kansas at this time, but we have a Missouri office where Kansas residents can receive most of the non-housecall services we offer.
Because we come to patient homes, we offer far more than the average office-based practice. The following services are offered through traditional housecalls:
- Primary medical care.
- Acute visits/urgent care.
- Fall and frailty evaluations.
- Home safety evaluations (we have independent contractors capable of installing ramps, safety bars, and other items).
- Medication review and pharmacy pick up.
- Hospital follow up visits.
- Respite care.
- Basic home care (such as bathing; washing; foot care; wound care; etc).
- Hospice care and other end-of-life issue management.
- Massage therapy, acupuncture, and trigger point therapy.
- Dementia assistance and counseling.
We particularly enjoy working with elderly patients and their families. We would like to help patients remain in their homes for as long as possible, avoiding both the hospital and long-term care facilities. If you or a family member needs increased care but cannot easily reach his or her provider, we can develop a care plan for you.
Do you need a full-time primary care physician that is able to come to your home? Perhaps you need a doctor who can visit you at home and work in conjunction with your established provider? Click here to explore the chronic conditions and major medical problems we are used to handling.
Do you have a sudden medical issue but can't find a break from work or the kids? Maybe your child is running a fever, but you can't find a sitter for the others. Perhaps you don't want to spend the money to go to the ER or an Urgent Care Clinic. There are many reasons patients have trouble getting to the doctor for unexpected problems; we eliminate that challenge by coming to you. Click here to see the kinds of acute care issues we can treat in your home.
The majority of Americans want to die in their homes, yet under 20% of them do so. Our goal is to help patients and their families manage end-of-life needs in their homes. We also provide counseling and education for this difficult time in people's lives. See how we can help you or your family member when it seems like you can't get straight answers from anyone else.
Do you have concerns about the handicap accessibility of your home? Are you worried about a parent or other family member that is a fall risk? Do you need to have ramps or rails installed in your home? We have some options that will ease your mind and increase the safety of your home.