Is there a doctor in the house? Aged care and the GP

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Is there a doctor in the house? Aged care and the GP

Many older people want their GP to “follow them” when they move into a resthome
Many older people want their GP to “follow them” when they move into a resthome

Aged-residential care is big business, and new companies have stepped up to provide general practice care in the sector. Simon Maude examines the changing ways doctors are caring for our oldest and frailest

ONCE UPON A TIME, while we were able, we would pay a visit to our general practice for check-ups and, when we no longer could, our GP would come to, Third Age chief executive Michael Haskell says his company has 10 per cent of the market in general practice for aged care homes, Michael Haskell