The senior population is often the most susceptible to developing serious health issues because as the body ages, its ability to react to and fight off infection, illness, or disease weakens. This means special care is needed to ensure seniors are receiving the proper preventative care, chronic disease management, and sick or urgent care on an on-going basis or as needed.
The medical practitioners of ACT Health Solutions have the specialized skills and training needed to provide the highest-level of quality care to our homebound patients. Our mobile health care services allow us to provide seniors with limited mobility or who have difficulty traveling to receive proper medical treatment.
What Is Geriatric Care?
Geriatric care is the area of medicine that is focused on caring for our unique health care needs as we age. In the same way that pediatricians specialize in the care of children, geriatrics focuses on the care of seniors. Geriatric care helps senior citizens manage their overall health and well-being and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Why Geriatric Care Is Important?
Geriatric care is important because it allows senior patients to receive specialized care that understands and takes into consideration their unique needs. As the body passes full maturity, it does not always respond to medications in the same manner as it once did, and as a result, those in this elder population are faced with multiple chronic conditions requiring specialized care management. Additionally, geriatric care allows patients to receive preventative care to encourage prolonged health and independence.
What Is The Welcome To Medicare Visit?
The “Welcome to Medicare” visit is a one-time wellness visit that is fully covered by Medicare Part B—as long as it is received any time within the first 12 months after enrolling in Medicare Part B. It is important to know the Welcome to Medicare visit is not the comprehensive, head-to-toe exam you may be used to from a physical and is meant only to serve as an opportunity for a health care provider to assess the overall health of the patient and provide a plan for on-going future care.
If you are a senior looking for specialized care specifically intended to meet your unique and changing needs, contact ACT Health Solutions today to see if your qualify for home health care and schedule an appointment. We are currently accepting new, qualifying patients and look forward to working as your health care partner. Contact us online or call us at (813) 324-1604 to schedule your appointment.