In the good old days, health care providers routinely made house calls. They still do thanks to Norton Healthcare's House Calls which serves Jefferson County, Kentucky residents age 60 and older who have difficulty leaving their homes to visit a doctor.
Norton House Calls skilled nurse practitioners provide routine medical care and assess how patients are doing in their home environments. This helps in identifying potential health problems while also ensuring that patients maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Other benefits of the service include:
Reducing the number of unnecessary visits to hospital emergency departments.
Reducing the amount of time patients must spend in the hospital.
Helping in identifying potential safety concerns or other health care needs.
Alleviating stress for caregivers who are responsible for transporting loved ones who need medical care.
Handling direct billing for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance plans.
Visits are made Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and a Norton House Calls medical professional also is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information on the Norton House Calls program, call (502) 272-5044.