CNE opens patient-centered primary care practice for older adults

Posted

Care New England has opened a new outpatient primary care practice for older adults at 215 Toll Gate Road, Suite 104, Warwick.

To better enhance the care for older adult patients, this new practice includes daily access to geriatrics clinicians, a 24/7/365 nurse-call system with access to community paramedicine support, same-day availability for appointments, transportation through Uber Health, eligibility for enrollment in Integra’s additional ACO programs, and more.

“As an Age-Friendly health system, CNE is dedicated to improving health care for older adults and creating care that is tailored to patients’ health care needs and convenience. The launch of this new primary care office will allow us to do just that. Offering services that specifically cater to the older adult population in our community, from high-quality clinicians, to transportation services, to our around-the-clock call system, this practice speaks directly to their needs,” said Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, FACP, AGSF, executive chief of geriatrics and palliative care at Care New England and medical director of Integra Community Care Network, LLC.

As part of this new program, a community room has also been outfitted within the practice and will offer nontraditional services to support health and wellness, as well as programming to support those with chronic illnesses. Examples of offerings include exercise classes, fall prevention and recovery workshops, group visits for certain conditions or for education, patient and caregiver education, nutritional programs, and more.

Geriatric medicine outpatient consultations are also available through the CNEMG Geriatric Medicine Consult Practice now located at the new primary care office.

“With this new practice, CNE continues on the dedicated path of improving quality, service, and access to health care for our community. This practice will allow us to provide care specifically designed to address the issues older adults may face at this time in their lives, both clinically and nontraditionally. We are excited to offer these services and provide targeted care that will better serve the older adult community,” James E. Fanale, MD, president and CEO, CNE, said in a statement. 

To learn more, please visit carenewengland.org/ primary-care-older-adults.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment