Services We Offer
Skilled Nursing Care with Summit Medical Consultants
Skilled Nursing Facilities provide medical and personal care for individuals who are injured, sick, or disabled. A variety of services are available at skilled facilities with an emphasis on returning the patient to their previous, or better, quality of life than they had prior to admission. Many patients in SNF are admitted after surgery to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation. Therapies are an essential piece of this rehab and the medical team will work with case management, therapies, and social workers to optimize the patient’s time in the facility.
SNFs are capable of providing quality medical care for patients with a variety of conditions including acute medical conditions and illnesses, general rehabilitation and care from extended illnesses or postoperatively following surgeries, general wound care, Parkinson’s care, management of dementia and chronic illnesses, stroke recovery and more. Skilled Nursing Facilities also provide round the clock nursing care with close supervision, medication administration, and assistance with activities of daily living.
Summit Medical Consultants team of physicians and nurse practitioners can provide excellent quality care to you or your loved one in need of skilled nursing care by managing your medical care and working with the facility to optimize your recovery.
Long Term Care with Summit Medical Consultants
Long Term Care provides a variety of services for those in need of assistance with basic activities of daily living, health and personal care needs due to various chronic illnesses or disabilities. Long Term Care Facilities provide these services for individuals who are unable to continue living independently.
Summit Medical Consultants physician and nurse practitioner teams bring many years of direct experience to this environment and will work with therapies and case management within the facilities to create a plan of care for you or your loved one to maximize quality of life and health.
Management of Palliative and Hospice Care with Summit Medical Consultants
Palliative Care is medical care that is specialized for those with serious illnesses such as cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney disease, and many more. Palliative Care focuses on improving the quality of life of the patient by relieving symptoms such as depression, stress, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, difficulty sleeping and many more that result from long illnesses.
Summit Medical Consultants providers will work with case management and social work within your facility as part of your Palliative Care Team to lessen stress and pain and improve quality of life.
Hospice Care is offered to patients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Your Hospice team will include a variety of professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants, case management, social work, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and pharmacists to maximize your health during this time. Summit Medical Consultants frequently works with Hospice companies and coordinates care for patients who qualify for Hospice Care. Our team of providers is especially sensitive to the unique needs of patients and their families who receive Hospice Care and are committed to providing you with quality patient care, access to providers, and good communication throughout your course.
Coordination of Care
Summit Medical Consultants works with the hospital admitting you or your loved one to the Skilled Nursing Facility or Long Term Care Facility to ensure seamless medical care. We are in contact with the hospitalist through a check-out process and our providers review your case thoroughly upon admission. A provider from Summit Medical Consultants will see you within 72 hours of admission and regularly as needed throughout the time you are admitted to the facility to ensure your rehabilitation is progressing, and your acute and chronic conditions are appropriately managed. We work with social work, case management, physical, occupational, and speech therapies to develop a plan of care for you.
Upon discharge from the facility, we will send clinical documentation to your Primary Care Physician and are available as a resource to them if they have questions about your inpatient stay. We will setup your initial Home Health orders, if applicable, so that you can continue therapies without interruption and transition back to your PCP.