It is a lucky few that have the opportunity to align their values and passion so precisely with their chosen profession. Housecall Providers is very fortunate to have primary care providers who feel this way about their work, none more than Dr. Andrew Sperlin, who recently celebrated his 15th year anniversary with the medical nonprofit. [Read more… ]
A Day In The Life Of...
Every day, we are touched by remarkable stories from our committed team members. These quiet heroes offer in home primary and palliative care and hospice services so patients can complete their lives with dignity, respect and compassion - wherever they call home.
For homebound individuals coping with multiple chronic illnesses, navigating the current healthcare system can be daunting. Even the simplest tasks become complicated as several providers across multiple health systems must communicate and collaborate to get patients what they need. Juggling the orders of specialists, pharmacists, home health providers, insurance companies, caregivers and of course, the [Read more… ]
Housecall Providers has been a national leader in adapting the role of the transition nurse to fit our frail and homebound population. These healthcare professionals create a seamless transition for patients and their medical records, whether they are being admitted to the hospital, discharged from care, or need help deciding whether a transition from one [Read more… ]
By Rebecca Ashling, MSN-RN, Hospice Program Director Walking up the drive to visit a hospice patient, I check the address and make sure I have the supplies I will need. This appointment will require my stethoscope, wound care supplies, some paperwork about medications, and most important, that I be present to my patient and the [Read more… ]
When Family Nurse Practitioner Maria Bucio “discovered” Housecall Providers, it was as though she had stumbled upon some unique model of delivering health care. Which, of course, she had. “I was looking for a job in Portland, and the one that brought me here didn’t work out,” she recalls. “Then I learned about Housecall Providers. [Read more… ]
By Christina Gage, Housecall Providers Volunteer My phone chimes and the pop-up notice displays simply… Jean, reminding me that it’s time to get on the road. I hardly need the prodding, for Wednesday has quickly become my favorite day of the week. When I enter Adella’s Adult Foster Home, the women she cares for are [Read more… ]
Seven years ago when Mary Beth Weaver was in seminary, she recalls feeling nervous at being assigned as the chaplain to a memory care unit in Eugene, OR. “Up to that point, I had worked primarily with youth and I remember thinking I was a little intimidated as to how I was going to minister to [Read more… ]
For homebound individuals and their families, navigating the healthcare system can be daunting. With its bureaucracy and unique jargon, caring for someone with complex medical needs can feel like waking up in a strange land where you don’t speak the language; even simple tasks become exhausting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a native friend to [Read more… ]
Please click on the picture to watch interviews with transition team members and Executive Director Terri Hobbs. Early in Housecall Providers involvement with the national demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH), we realized our success hinged upon transition care – and once up and running, the results have been significant. The transition team has been so successful in preventing hospital admissions [Read more… ]
Patient’s name and age are changed and details slightly altered to protect identity. By Barb Gorman, Communication Specialist “Mildred” is a 94-year -old woman who came to Portland two years ago to be closer to her daughter, “Rachel”. Mildred needed help managing her health conditions. She used oxygen at night because of heart failure, and [Read more… ]