The Homer Schmitz Memorial Health Clinics are saving lives by managing the care of high needs residents at St. Andrew's of Jennings, Rush Senior Gardens, and Zion Corner/ Sammie E. Jones Residence which are residential housing facilities for low-income seniors. These seniors live on approximately $12,000 annually, forcing them to make extremely difficult financial decisions: "Should I purchase my medicine or groceries this month?" "Should I pay my utilities or transportation to a physician's office?"
The clinic provides on-site, walk-in healthcare services to all residents, at no cost, so they can get medical services before major health issues develop.
In partnership with the Deaconess Faith Community Nurses, a faith community nurse is available to monitor blood pressure, blood sugar, breathing, and manage medications. This team works together to help:
By coordinating healthcare, managing chronic conditions, and monitoring seniors after a hospitalization, we strive to prevent the need for more expensive care over time and provide each deserving resident with an enhanced quality of life.