Holland Home’s Unique Onsite Medical MakeupCare at Holland Home’s onsite practice is provided by Trinity Health Grand Rapids Geriatrics, which boasts ten physicians and eleven advanced practice nursing staff who work across both campuses. Their skill sets match the unique needs of our community—geriatrics, palliative, and hospice—so residents can receive care throughout their aging journey. This puts Holland Home in a distinctive position as, according to Dr. Duemler, “Trinity Health Grand Rapids probably has more geriatricians (10) in our practice than any other single practice in West Michigan.”
The level of continuity we are able to provide is really stunning...and I think it is very atypical.
Dr. Ronald Duemler, MDTrinity Health Geriatric Medicine Specialist I Holland Home Medical Director
Added Benefits of Onsite Care
- Easy Accessibility: Getting to and from the doctor's office can be a major barrier for older adults in need of care. Especially If someone is struggling with mobility, having a doctor come directly to them can be a huge relief and lessen the risk of falls.
- Continuum for Aging in Place: More and more people are hoping to age in place, and the tremendous continuum (Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Dementia Care) that we have on campus allows people to do that. You may have to move to a different level of care, but your doctor can stay with you through every stage and you will still be in the same community with the friends and surroundings you have gotten to know.
- Staying with Your Spouse: It is not unusual for one spouse to age at a different rate than the other. It is a huge benefit to have onsite care if one is decreasing cognitively, gets injured, or has to have surgery. They are able to receive the care they need, while the spouse not receiving care can be close by and continue living an active lifestyle.