The benefits of home-based care happen to line up with many of the needs of older patients.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2015
According to an article published December 6th by The Washington Post, more and more doctors are turning to at-home visits to care for their elderly patients who may suffer from limited mobility. Yet according to Dr. Michael Farzam, a physician who has been practicing house call medicine in the Los Angeles area for over a decade, the elderly are not the only group of people who can benefit from at-home care. Dr. Farzam does, however, explain that the benefits of home-based care happen to line up with many of the needs of older patients. According to Dr. Farzam, some of these benefits include:
- Avoiding Hospital Associated Risks – Dr. Farzam explains that, especially with older patients, there is always a risk of contracting an infection or another ailment while staying in the hospital. He explains that hospitals always aim to get patients out of the hospital quickly, both to save them money and to ensure that they do not elongate their risk of a hospital-related complication. Dr. Farzam notes that, by allowing patients to stay at home and avoid the doctor’s office or hospital entirely, this concern is eliminated.
- Not Having to Leave the Home – The doctor also explains that, beyond safety, many patients enjoy at-home care because of the convenience that it provides. Especially for older patients, or those with limited mobility, this is often the best and only way to receive medical attention. The article cites one specific case of a homebound 83 year old woman who managed to stay out of both the hospital and the nursing come by having a doctor that comes to her.
- Affordability – While the majority of house-call care is paid out of pocket, Dr. Farzam explains that House Call Doctor Los Angeles is able to charge rates that are incredibly affordable compared to hospital expenses. He also notes that, because the vast majority of insurance plans require patients to pay a large deductible for a hospital or emergency room visit, there are many situations where patients will save money while benefiting from the convenience of house call care.
Dr. Farzam explains that, although it was once considered to be a thing of the past, house call medicine is back and better than ever. He also notes that the rapid expansion of modern technology gives doctors access to tools and information that they previously wouldn’t have had access to at patients homes. For more information about the invaluable medical services that House Call Doctor Los Angeles provides, call the service today at 310-849-7991 or learn more online at http://www.HouseCallDoctorLA.com.