Mobile Medical Centre for Aged Care Home Visits on the Gold Coast
Not everyone is able to get to a medical centre regularly, especially older people who may have limited transport options. For this reason, Southport Metro Medical Centre provides a service that takes quality medical care to our older members of the community here on the Gold Coast, who are residents of Nursing Homes.
About aged care home visits
Much of our Ageing population, yep that’s right our grandparents and their friends are not able to access quality healthcare, either in their own homes or in a residential home for the elderly.
Like millions of others worldwide many elderly people in aged care facilities have no access to a visiting General Practitioner.
Statistics show that 80% of all patients are “dumped” by their family doctor when they move into an aged care facility or are housebound.
These doctors no longer have the time to care for them or have no interest in aged care.
We have established a visiting doctor service for our “Golden Years Generation”.
Our doctors visit with residents in Gold Coast residential aged care facilities to provide continuity of care and all of them have a special interest and are adept with the following.
- General Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
- Palliative Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Older persons Mental Health
Our care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Our doctors identify and treat symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.