COOS COUNTY, Ore.– Bay Cities Ambulance says it has seen success in the first six months running a pilot program involving home check-ups.
The program has paramedics visiting patients who were recently released from the hospital but are at risk of going back, NBC 16 reports.
Patient Debbie Spiteri says the program has helped her tremendously.
“It taught me the importance of medication for one thing,” she said. “Before I was taking pills, pills and not really thinking about what they could do even though I was told.”
The program lasts for 30 days but can be extended if the paramedic has concerns. Bay Cities is looking for more funding to make the program permanent.