Imagine you are experiencing pain and discomfort but your doctor’s office is closed. You call your doctor’s after hours’ medical line and are told to go to the Emergency Room. In the ER, you are admitted for observation, despite normal tests other than mild dehydration. On the second hospital day, you develop a fever and are found to have a resistant urinary infection. You subsequently end up with a seven-day hospitalization followed by a three-week stay in a nursing home because you become too weak to walk. You struggle to recover back to your prior state of health.
Imagine the Landmark experience
Now imagine you are a Landmark patient and experience pain and discomfort. A Landmark provider comes to your home as an urgent visit and draws labs in your house. The labs show mild dehydration. You receive fluids in the comfort of your home, as well as a prescription for pain and nausea medications. You now feel better and can stay at home, saving you from exposure to other diseases in the emergency room. You are checked on again two-days later by Landmark and are back to normal.
This is the difference with Landmark’s home-based medical model. We have a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with our patient’s health plan to care for the whole patient, bringing medical care, behavioral health, palliative care and social support services to patients in the comfort of their own home. MedTech’s latest article provides a look into Landmark’s innovative services that combine high-tech and high-touch care solutions to improve outcomes for the elderly.