Did you know that 150,000 Arizonans over the age of 65 have dementia? Hundreds of thousands of older adults and their loved ones choose to provide care at home. Although many families want to keep their loved ones home, many feel pressure to move into a community due to the challenges of managing psychosocial and behavioral issues without adequate support.
Luckily, there’s a new mobile doctor’s office serving Tucson, Arizona, and surrounding areas that hopes to change all that. This one-of-a-kind medical practice called ElderHealth provides comprehensive primary care to patients and support to caregivers who manage dementia and related illnesses. ElderHealth’s mission is to provide quality care to older adults diagnosed with neurocognitive disorders who want to age in place, in the comfort of their own home.
“I am writing to let you know how thrilled we are to be members of your concierge medical program with ElderHealth. Even when we joined ElderHealth, I never expected to get the level of treatment and care that your company delivers. I’ve bragged to our friends that I can text my doctor and get a response almost immediately. Imagine being able to get quick answers when you have a medical question or situation. Well, that’s exactly what you get with ElderHealth. With my wife’s advanced medical condition, I can’t imagine having any other team of Doctors. There seem to be no limits to the level of care that you get at ElderHealth. Thank you so much!” said Curt and Laura Thompson in their testimonial.
ElderHealth’s team includes a board-certified geriatric doctor, two highly experienced nurse practitioners, a clinical social worker certified in advanced palliative and hospice care, a music therapist, and an art guide. ElderHealth has a unique approach to managing dementia-related behaviors as a service-based business offering in-home appointments and telehealth services.
“By supporting caregivers and loved ones in their own homes, it reduces caregiver burden and increases the opportunity for a loved one to age in place. We use evidence-based and alternative approaches to treat dementia-related behaviors while limiting risky medications,” said Dr. Corinne Self, Founder and CEO.
ElderHealth is open and ready to accept new patients. Meet the ElderHealth team during a live webinar De-escalating behaviors in neurocognitive disorders: behavior as communication on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 1:00 pm. This webinar event is free and open to the public. Please register on the website.