Traditional in home care is offered with minimal collaboration with a caregiving physician. A new service is being offered by an assistant professor of nursing at the Mississippi University for Women, this will bring more coordination with your health care provider into the home.
This care service, called the Golden Triangle Geriatric Collaborative, offers care through board-certified nurse care practitioners. These care providers will coordinate with primary care physicians to ensure that care for seniors goes beyond just the doctor’s office.
Potential patients are referred through nursing homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, case managers and other nurses.
The service works with a collaborating physician to meet al legal requirements and a dietitian to help ensure patient nutritional needs are met. This new approach to in home care fills a unique gap in home care where some patients will benefit through the increased collaboration with the primary care doctor.
Other nurse practitioner in home care providers will want to be aware of this model in the future, as this could become a new approach to a traditional in home care service.