Long Term Care

Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Rock Hill, SC

If you or a loved one needs the consistent care a nursing home provides, you can rely on the comprehensive medical monitoring services James Jewell, MD, provides through his long-term care plans. At Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Dr. Jewell and his compassionate staff visit patients at area nursing homes to ensure good health and wellness. If you’re looking for consistency in care throughout your stay in a nursing home, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jewell today online or by calling the office.

Long Term Care Q & A

What long-term care services are available?

To ensure the health needs of those in a nursing home are addressed proactively, Dr. Jewell and his staff offer monthly visits to patients in area nursing homes. He and his medical team make rounds during scheduled visits to ensure you or your loved one has what they need to thrive.

In addition to monthly visits, the Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA team is accessible for acute medical issues, like pneumonia or infections that require immediate medical attention.

As part of his long-term care service, Dr. Jewell and his team also provide medical management services to keep you on track with your treatments for chronic health conditions, like diabetes and dementia.

What happens during a monthly nursing home visit?

During each visit, your Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA doctor takes time to listen to your concerns or questions about any changes in your health. The team also reviews your medical history and checks over your current medications and ongoing treatments.

Your doctor performs an on-site physical exam, and also evaluates the results of any recent lab tests or health screenings completed by the in-house medical team.

These monthly visits are a good time to ensure your medications and other treatments are working properly. If you need any changes to your medications, your doctor can discuss them with you and the nursing home staff.

What are the benefits of medication management?

For many elderly patients and people with chronic illnesses, daily medications are a part of life. However, managing multiple medications can be overwhelming and confusing. Mismanagement of your medications can also lead to long-term health complications or even death.

Dr. Jewell and his staff offer medication management services to make it easier to stay on top of your needed medicines. The team reviews all of the medications you take, how often you need to take them, and your dosage.

Through medication management services, Dr. Jewell and his staff can ensure there are no conflicts with any medications and that the medicines you’re taking are appropriate for your health.

When medications are no longer effective at treating an underlying condition, your provider can make the appropriate changes and coordinate your care with the nursing home staff.

If you or a loved one needs resources for long-term care or want a reliable physician to monitor your medical needs, schedule a consultation at Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA today using the online booking system or by calling the office.