Graphic of a hospital with white vans offering transportation services to patients because Geriatric Specialty Care discontinues at-home care services

Geriatric Specialty Care discontinues at-home care services

Seniors need a way to get high-quality healthcare in a way that works for their lifestyle. For many, that is through in-home care. Unfortunately, Geriatric Specialty Care (GSC), a popular in-home care service in Northern Nevada, has announced that they’ve decided to discontinue their at-home care services for all private home patients.

This decision forces many in the area who relied on their at-home care services to now find alternative care options. Here are three healthcare options in the Reno, Nevada area that may suit anyone affected by this change in GSC’s services.

Doctoroo house calls

If you prefer at-home care services, Doctoroo is another option for residents in Northern Nevada. They perform house calls in all major cities in the region, including:

  • Reno
  • Carson City
  • Sparks

Their two-person teams consisting of either a nurse practitioner or physician assistant together with an EMT or medical assistant will come directly to your home to provide high-quality healthcare services. They come fully equipped to handle a wide range of medical needs, including testing and treatment, making them a great option for anyone who received service from Geriatric Specialty Care.

Doctoroo is open from 7am to midnight, 365 days per year — including holidays. They also accept most major insurances, so you can keep your out-of-pocket costs low.

Telehealth remote healthcare services

Telehealth, also called Telemedicine, is a way for patients to talk to a doctor remotely via phone or internet video call from the comfort of their home. While you may not be able to get tests or physical treatment using Telehealth services, it’s still a great way to get information and check up with your doctor without needing to leave the home.

Most Medicare plans offer Telehealth services, which could be an affordable alternative for some at-home care services — though it won’t be able to handle all your medical needs.

Medicare plan-approved transportation services

If you do need to go to a doctor’s office, some Medicare options offer plan-approved health-related transportation services for their members. All you would need to do is call your insurance carrier directly, and they’ll coordinate the travel details.

The transportation service will come to your home, drive you to your doctor’s appointment, and bring you back, so you don’t have to handle any of the logistics. Although you do need to leave the home, you won’t have to worry about driving yourself or securing a ride just to get healthcare services.

Contact your insurance company to see if they offer transportation services.

Find at-home care services that work for you

Healthcare services change all the time. If you relied on Geriatric Specialty Services (GSC) for your at-home care services, you will need to find alternative means for healthcare. Luckily, there are options available in Doctoroo, Telehealth, and Medicare plan-approved transportation services that can provide you with the care you need.

If you have questions or would like to discuss your Medicare or other health insurance options, contact an agent at Health Benefits Associates by calling 775-828-1216. We’ll walk you through the options to find a plan that works for your unique needs. Reach out today to get started.