In days gone by, if your parent became ill they traveled the traditional route from hospital to hospice or nursing home. The patient and his or her family played a passive role while a hospital doctor, who spent sometimes only minutes with a patient, made the all important decisions of what treatment the person will receive and where they will go to receive it. New options are available for innovative senior care in the Richmond, V.A. area like JenCare Richmond, a privately owned primary and specialty care center that delivers personalized, highly skilled medical services that are patient centered and family friendly.
As JenCare Richmond is a family owned company, they understand how important it is for the patient and the patient’s family to feel empowered to explore options, like home care vs. facility care. By limiting the number of patients they treat, JenCare delivers personalized primary senior citizen care, and has access to the highest trained professionals in elderly care specialties such as:
- Infectious Disease Care
- Behavioral Health
- Surgical Specialists
- Other Highly Trained Specialists
Using a neighborhood comprehensive health care facility ensures your loved one will receive highly skilled, patient centered care under one roof, instead of wasting precious time traveling to various offices that are usually overbooked and understaffed. Many seniors on Medicare try to avoid the hassle of finding a doctor so they tend to wait until their condition reaches critical status and go a hospital emergency room only to be given a cursory examination or end up with a lengthy hospital stay that could have been avoided if they had a regular team of health care providers on their side.
Be a smart advocate by asking your loved one if he or she feels like their concerns are addressed by their current primary care doctor and if they feel like the care they receive is patient centered. How far do they have to travel to a specialist? Find out if hospital or hospice care is the only avenue of advanced treatment if a health crisis occurs and who will coordinate their care.
If you live in the Richmond area, primary care and specialist services at JenCare are available for state of the art senior health care.