Commonwealth Community Care has developed an approach to primary care specialized for people with disabilities.
Your primary care team, led by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, is focused on preventive care and prompt response to new conditions and actively coordinates all the services and care you need to be healthy and independent. Our care is consumer-directed, so patients and/or their family or support network are integral in developing a care plan that meets each individual’s needs and preferences.
Each Commonwealth Community Care patient has access to a team of clinicians and a staff of service coordinators with extensive experience in the clinical care of individuals with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health issues.
Your care team includes, as needed:
- Primary Care Physician
- Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
- Social Worker and/or Housing Specialist
- Behavioral Health Specialist
- Physical or Occupational Therapist
- Long Term Services and Supports Coordinator
- Durable Medical Equipment Coordination Team
- Administrative Services
In addition to home or office visits, your nurse practitioner or physician assistant consults with other members of your integrated care team; reviews and ensures access to medication; arranges for specialist services, wheelchair, or equipment evaluations; coordinates care with hospitals or other facilities when needed; and communicates with other healthcare or service providers, when necessary.
Home or Office Care
Our clinicians provide care in the setting of your choice – home, day program, group residence, or other community setting. If you choose office visits for your care, our offices are designed to be welcoming to all. Exam rooms include hi-lo tables, a wheelchair scale, transfer equipment, and lifts to facilitate exams for people with physical disabilities. We will arrange for translators or communication assistance as needed.