Home visits from SLUCare physicians

Do you or does someone you know have:

  • Trouble getting to doctor office appointments due to impaired mobility or transportation problems?
  • A terminal illness?
  • Advanced bedsores or other multiple wounds?
  • Alzheimer's dementia or advanced Parkinson's disease?
  • Frequent falls?
  • Tube feeding?
  • Urinary incontinence?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," you or your loved one may qualify for SLUCare's home care program.

Our physicians typically see home visit patients once every three months, but may visit more or less often, depending your needs. Our physicians communicate with your primary care physician by letter or telephone, or we can serve as your primary care physician.

Many health insurance plans have some restrictions about physician home visits. We would be more than happy to discuss this with you.

For more information, or to discuss how SLUCare's Home Care Program may be of benefit, please call (314) 977-8462.

The Home Care Program Team

Joseph Flaherty, M.D. is the co-medical director of the Home Care Program and is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine. Dr. Flaherty completed his fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has been on staff since 1995. He teaches medical students and residents and is the medical director of a hospice agency.