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Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Doctor Visit Options

Posted by Lisa Witt on Jun 14, 2020 3:12:57 PM

Healthy Tips for Seniors: Covid19 and Doctor Visit Options at Treemont

Coronavirus precautions will continue for the immediate future with the need for continued social distancing. Therefore, Senior Allegiance and Treemont want to make sure that our residents continue to have access to the doctor care necessary to maintain their health.  This includes access to: (1) a Primary Care Physician and (2) Emergency Care.

Dr. Ahmed_senior living houston doctorNeed a Doctor? If you need a Primary Care Physician (PCP) Senior Allegiance is working with Dr. Nasyia Ahmed of Villa Physicians. Dr. Ahmed recently joined the Treemont Family to offer her services as an on-site primary care physician specializing in Internal Mediciine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Dr. Ahmed will see residents across the entire continuum of care offered here at Treemont as well as Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital, then back to Treemont Independent Living or to Treemont Health Care Center if a  rehab stay is needed. The idea is for your doctor to follow you wherever you go. For an on-site appointment at Treemont, contact Dr. Ahmed’s office at 832-408-8575 or call Senior Allegiance at 713-975-1519.

Avoid Trips to Emergency Room. To avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room, Senior Allegiance has reached out to Dispatch Health as a resource to our residents to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses, from the comfort of your home, generally within 2 hours. Dispatch sends a physician assistant or nurse practitioner plus a medical technician. This service complements your primary Doctor care as Dispatch sends the results to your PCP.

To Request Care Call:  713-422-2920. To Learn More: DispatchHealth.comHouse call at assisted living houston communities-2

They accept most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. An affordable flat fee is available for uninsured patients. On-Demand Healthcare is open 7 days a week from 8AM to 10PM.

Senior Allegiance has assisted Treemont Independent Living in creating a temperature check system for residents and visitors and to develop screening questions. Families are encouraged to contact Senior Allegiance to provide a wellness check for their loved one as a way to also reduce visitors into the building.

 
Always remember to consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
For more Information, call Karina Walker, Administrator, RN at Senior Allegiance at 713-975-1519
 
This independent living in Houston community is fortunate to have the expertise of a nurse from a home health care Houston company, Senior Allegiance Home Health, to advise assisted living Houston residents on best care practices. Click www.treemont.com/blog to view more Healthy Tips for Seniors.

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