A shared vision to ensure safe and effective care for seniors

Collaborative Care

Standing out, through a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, to ensure safe and effective care for seniors.

Our highest priority is the health and well being of seniors. In order to improve the daily lives of people, we realized from the start that the status quo is just not good enough. That's why we embrace a unique Collaborative Care practice model, which is based on a set of agreed upon best practices between all parties involved from the nurse practitioner and the physician, to the hospitals and the care facilities, and the patients families. It's also designed to work holistically with our Clinical Mission.

In essence, agreeing to work within our Collaborative Care Framework assures that everyone works as a team, in a spirit of cooperation...and with a common goal: To ensure safe and effective individualized care for seniors.

The Collaborative Care Framework includes physical and psychosocial assessments, history taking, physical examination of patients, diagnosis, and prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, including therapies. Consultation, referrals, emergency treatment and stabilization, diagnostic ordering and interpretation, and counseling and education are also critical components.

Standing out by setting the standard for collaborabitive care in Post Acute and Long-Term Care settings.

PHS Collaborative Care Framework will:

Be driven by current national standards of care as established by AMDA and GAPNA, along with the specific premier National Associations publishing clinical guidelines, (e.g. AHA, and ADA), in concert with the American Association of Nurse Practitioner standards of nursing practice.
  • Be within the Scope of Practice Guidelines as established by the State Board of Nursing in which the Nurse Practitioner is practicing
  • Include compliance with the State Board of Nursing Prescriptive Authority
  • Be written in the required State Board of Nursing format or on the required State Board of Nursing form for collaborative practice
  • Be mutually agreed-upon by the collaborating professionals
  • Be specific to the practice setting and a variety of clinical situations
  • Describe a general plan, arrangement, or steps to be followed in providing patient care in various clinical situations, including medications and referral procedures
  • Outline the procedure for consultation with the collaborating physician including contact methods, and QA responsibilities in chart and practice review
  • Be maintained at the practice site, readily available to collaborating professionals, management, and regulatory professionals
  • Be reviewed and signed at the State required intervals