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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A Letter from Dr. Landsverk to Sacramento regarding Assembly Bill No. 2171

April 21, 2014

To: California Assembly Member Robert A. Wieckowski (District 25, Fremont) P.O. Box 942849, Room 4016 Sacramento, CA 94249-0025 California Assembly Member Mariko Yamada (District 4, Davis) P.O. Box 942849, Room 5160 Sacramento, CA 94249-0004 California State Senator Mark Leno (District 13, San Francisco) State Capitol, Room 5100 Sacramento, CA 95814 Sponsors, California Assembly Bill No.…  [Read entire post...]

If You’re Unconscious, How Will the EMTs Know Your Wishes?

March 18, 2014

Imagine this scenario: An elderly woman is found on the floor. She’s unresponsive, unconscious. A neighbor calls 911. In a few minutes, the EMTs arrive with an ambulance. How do they know the woman’s medical history? How do they know her wishes when it comes to life-sustaining treatments such as breathing tubes and cardiac arrest…  [Read entire post...]

Is Hospice a Drain?

March 10, 2014

Recently, The Washington Post ran a story investigating the increased use of hospice care. Its investigation found that the number of “hospice survivors” has increased greatly in the last few years. That is, people are put on hospice. Then they get better, and come off hospice. The Post’s story suggested that one reason this happens…  [Read entire post...]

Don’t Discount the Value of Exercise!

February 25, 2014

Earlier this month, a large study cast doubt on whether exercise can help nursing home residents with depression. The study, published in BMC Medicine, followed more than 1,000 residents in 78 “care homes” in the United Kingdom. It found that the number of elders who participated in exercise classes was low, only about half of…  [Read entire post...]