Dr Choo Wei Chieh, MBBS (S’pore) has been caring for patients exclusively in the home setting since 2006. He sees a range of patients who are elderly, immobile, or who have acute medical conditions that make visiting a clinic difficult. Learn more about housecalls, charges and hours of operation.
Fortunately, her neighbor was at hand to help. In fact, it was this caring neighbor that had arranged for me to visit the elderly lady. She was prepared to help arrange transport, etc. t
This task of listening and explaining may seem simple, but it can have clinical impact down the road. If the patient and family understands the situation, it may temper their reluctance to be admitted again if a real need arises.
I recall a case some years ago, where I was called to certify the death of an elderly lady who was bedridden, with a previous history of stroke. She apparently passed away peacefully at home but there was a forehead bruise from a recent fall
As noted in a previous post, pressure sores are a common problem I see on housecalls. In order to monitor pressure sores, it is necessary to assess their severity (An excellent description here from WebMD) as well as keep records of the progress. In my experience managing patients at home, it can be useful if … Continue reading Monitoring and Staging Pressure Sores