Long-term care facilities provide twenty-four hour medical coverage and you will be assigned a doctor upon your admission. A doctor will be on call at all times to provide emergency medical advice or care as needed. How often a doctor sees you will depend on your health needs. You may also be referred to outside agencies or doctors for service and treatment.
Nurse Practitioners (NP) work at some nursing homes as part of the clinical team. Their job is to provide a range of services to residents and families that includes gathering past medical information, completing a physical exam and meeting with you, your family and staff. Other duties of the Nurse Practitioner include, but are not limited to, diagnosing medical conditions, prescribing medications, deciding on a treatment plan and providing follow up to you.
If you have a concern about your medical care, please speak with a member of the care team who will ensure your request is communicated to your doctor or NP.