Subsidized Health Services

Senior Reaps Benefits of Clara Cares

Many seniors suffer from multiple chronic illnesses like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, and/or diabetes. They have several physicians, take a variety of medications, and find themselves bouncing in and out of the hospital because their conditions have spun out of control. Clara Cares, a medical house call program sponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center, can help.

Dorothy Bailey, 79, a resident of Kearny, is one of 500 individuals who gets a helping hand from the Clara Cares’ team of doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and physician assistants. They help coordinate her care for her COPD, and ensure that she has regular health checks, referrals to specialists, and follow-up care.

Clara Cares Nurse Practitioner Faith Fajarito says that the team goes to great lengths to help keep seniors as healthy as possible. “Whether it is follow-up visits, sorting out medication, providing transportation to doctors’ visits or identifying adult day care services, we do whatever it takes to help keep seniors as healthy as possible.”

Clara Maass Medical Center - Belleville
Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) is an acute care RWJBarnabas Health facility, offering high-quality medical treatment close to home for the residents of Essex, Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties. CMMC offers an array of services, including a comprehensive cancer center, and sophisticated emergency and cardiac services. The hospital has Centers of Excellence in eight different health specialties, including behavioral health, surgery and joint/spine care.

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