For more than 15 years, Dr. Ronald Lester has provided assistance to the senior citizens of North Texas. Since 2018, Kokoro Health & Wellness’ Housecalls has been pleased to offer primary care to elderly patients who are confined to their homes and unable to receive healthcare through routine doctor appointments.
Our mission is to provide adults with high-quality care in the convenience of their own homes, group homes, assisted living communities, and other types of residential facilities. Dr. Lester and his team approach treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective, which could involve doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, and therapists. We want to make sure that our patients maintain their quality of life and stay out of the hospital or emergency department.
The knowledgeable team of nurse practitioners and medical assistants are committed to excellent patient care services.
The geriatric assessment is a consultation with our patients that enables us to gather important information on the medical, psychosocial and functional capabilities and limitations of our elderly patients. We use this information to develop treatment and long-term follow-up plans; arrange for your primary care and rehabilitative services; organize and determine possible long-term care requirements and optimal placement; and make the best use of healthcare resources.
The geriatric assessment differs from a standard medical evaluation in three general ways:
All too often, because there are so many chronic conditions that seem to afflict older persons, there is the mistaken perception that diabetes, arthritis and the like are just “part of growing old”—and nothing can be done about them. The truth is most of these diseases and conditions are treatable and should be addressed by a physician. We help manage most common chronic diseases afflicting the elderly which include:
The nurse practitioners and physicians here take a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients. An important part of our service is to manage our patient's medical and psychosocial needs. We proactively manage the healthcare of our patients in all settings and severity of illness and make every effort to match appropriate resources to a patient’s condition.
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