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Mobile Integrated HealthCare Model Being Launched In FDL

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue, Fond du Lac County Public Health Department, and Agnesian HealthCare are launching a one-year pilot program for Mobile Integrated Healthcare. It will be funded by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says it will involve sending out off-duty firefighters to visit recently discharged patients and people they frequently see on non-emergency calls. He says the visits are meant for the well being of the person the firefighters will be seeing. He says they can help with medicine management, make sure they are eating properly, and their vital needs are being met. He says while they are there the firefighters can also check to make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working, if the person is in danger of a fall that there are no tripping hazards, and that the home has adequate space for moving about. More about the Mobile Integrated Healthcare model will be revealed during a press conference today at St. Agnes Hospital.