Park Nicollet Clinic – Creekside serves as a medical home to a large population of independent, older adults.
Residents manage the following:
- Home care
- Rehabilitation services
- Specialty referral
- Interpreting the health care system to maturing patients
Inpatient hospital service
Our inpatient family medicine hospital service usually includes a substantial geriatric population.
- Counsel patients and families about end-of-life issues and work with the care integration team to plan appropriate patient disposition
- Receive training as Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) facilitators to help clarify treatment plans and orders
- Learn a multidisciplinary approach to delirium prevention and treatment, including utilizing the Hospital Elder Life Program to reduce incidence in at-risk patients
Home care, long-term care, and TCU
- Care for panels of four to six nursing home patients during second and third years, and care for TCU patients
- Round monthly with attending and nurse practitioner; topics include behavioral challenges, life cycles, and practice management
- Use innovative Geriatric Tool Kit—the award-winning, resident-designed backpack—to expand services offered in the nursing home
- Call includes taking telephone calls from nursing homes regarding acute changes in patients
- Learn how to manage nursing home patients as part of family medicine practice
- Learn to care for patients in independent senior apartments and an assisted living environment
- Learn how to help promote health and well-being with patients and their families in a home setting
Residents assess the homes of older patients as well as health needs in the context of the living environment.