ElderConsult is a specialty medical practice providing housecalls, training and education in and around the San Francisco Bay Area focused exclusively on the older individual.

Hope. A Plan. And Peace of Mind.
Addressing Complicated Medical and Behavioral Challenges
Maximize the Quality of Life
Minimizing Medications
Dementia Care for Families, Caregivers and Professionals
Focus on Communication Between the Family and Doctors
Addressing Financial Elder Abuse

 

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Guest post: Palliative Care by the People, for the People: A Call for a New Grassroots Movement

October 23, 2014

Excellent article by local RN and author J. Redwing Keyssar What Do We Want? Humane, holistic affordable health care especially at the end of our lives When Do We Want It? Now! Most “Baby Boomers” — numbering in the millions — are going to die during the next 25-40 years. It’s not something we like…  [Read entire post...]

Doctor, How Long?

October 22, 2014

As I do geriatric house calls around the San Francisco Bay Area, I am asked this question all the time. Like many areas in geriatrics, the expected life span of a patient is often quite difficult to pinpoint. This is a huge reason why there’s a growing trend for patients to be bounced from hospice…  [Read entire post...]

Transportation for Seniors?

October 15, 2014

We periodically receive requests for information on free or low cost transportation for Seniors in the Bay Area to help them get to appointments, go shopping or visit friends. We often recommend SilverRide in the Bay Area, and found other resources thanks to DailyCaring.com. Below is a list of options by location. Click on the links to find out more about…  [Read entire post...]

“Dying in America” Report Says the End-of-Life Care is Broken

October 13, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The way that we care for people at the end-of-life is broken at almost every level, according to a report released last month by the Institute of Medicine, an independent research arm of the National Academy of sciences. The New York Times does a terrific overview of the report . Or you can download all 507…  [Read entire post...]

Opting to Die at 75? Is that a good thing?

October 3, 2014

There’s a lot of discussion on the Internet right now about an essay published in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly. In the essay, 57-year-old writer Ezekiel J. Emmanuel makes a radical statement: He says that he wants to die at 75. He says that everyone, including him, will be better off if, as…  [Read entire post...]