Nurse Practitioner, Marlow Phillips, and Social Worker, Nancy Toward, discuss the new Geriatrics House Calls program. The House Calls program provides:
- Home-based primary care for "frail" older adults - common signs of frailty include fatigue, muscle weakness, weight loss, and progressive decline in the ability to care for themselves. In some special cases, the House Calls program also provides care for younger adults.
- To qualify, patients must have (1) difficulty getting to the doctors office, (2) have Medicare, Medicaid, Innovation Health, or some other health insurance that pays for House Calls Care
- Agree to transfer primary care to the House Calls team of providers.
- The House Calls team has physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and office staff.
To make an appointment or get more information on the Geriatrics House Calls program, call: (571) 328-7775
More information on Marlow Phillips, MSN, NP-C and Nancy Toward, LGSW, CSA:
Marlow Phillips is a Nurse Practitioner certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. She received her bachelor?s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia and received her master?s degree in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care from Duke University.? She joins Inova Housecalls program with over 8 years of clinical experience at Stanford Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She has a special interest in the primary care management of the geriatric population that stems from her clinical experience in the hospital setting. Her goal is to enable her patients to live a full and healthy life while navigating the challenges of aging.
Ms. Nancy Toward is a Clinical Social Worker and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). She joins Inova Medical Group with over 5 years of direct clinical experience. Most recently, Ms.Toward served as Clinical Supervisor and Quality Assurance Supervisor at a mental health agency in Fairfax, VA and provided direct care in the agency's intensive in-home counseling program. Ms. Toward became interested in Geriatrics after working with children, adolescents and adults for many years and seeing the significant transitions many older adults face in the community. Her goal is to address the specific challenges of the aging process by promoting independence, autonomy, and dignity in later life.