The COPC Senior Care Advantage program is very committed to the overall prevention services, screenings and quality measures that the U.S. Medicare program recommends for patients over 65 years of age. The COPC team believes addressing these measures is one of the hallmarks of high quality medical care for seniors.
All senior members of the COPC Senior Care Advantage program will be asked to work closely with their COPC physician in complying with these recommended guidelines. A few of the quality measures your COPC physician may discuss with you will include:
Controlling your blood pressure
Controlling your blood sugar if you are a diabetic
Steps you can take to reduce your chance of going back into the hospital again, if you have been recently hospitalized
In addition to your COPC primary care physician, you will be supported by members of the care team depending on your current or future health needs. They will help you, along with your doctor, to achieve your best health. We know that the aging process and state of health for seniors as they age can be very different from one person to another. Some of our patients will need more attention and care given their state of health than others. Usually younger seniors, who are in an excellent state of health, need comparatively less healthcare services from our team.
COPC RNs: Nurses at COPC play a vital role on the care team and in the health of their patients. You may work with a COPC RN to ensure you understand how to take your medications, for education and guidance on specific medical conditions or recommended care regimens, or medications or specialized care that is recommended upon discharge if you have been hospitalized.
COPC Care Coordinators: COPC Senior Care Advantage patients may be referred by their COPC primary care physician to COPC Care Coordinators. Care Coordinators work with your COPC primary care doctor to provide you extra support in the event that you need it due to illness or new medical condition. Our patients who are older or need extra assistance with newly diagnosed or complex medical conditions, or recent hospitalizations, concerns with balance, falls, multiple medications, or challenges with increased fatigue, memory loss or nutrition will benefit the most from these services.
Social Workers: COPC social workers help patients find support services for home health care, transportation, and activities of daily living, including shopping, food preparation, walking, bathing dressing, etc.
In addition to the COPC extended care team, comprehensive annual wellness visit and focus on national quality measures for Medicare patients, your COPC physician may recommend depending on your medical condition participation in special programs.
- COPC Senior Care Advantage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease program
- COPC Senior Care Advantage Innovative Diabetes Management program
- COPC Senior Care Advantage Transitions of Care program