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About Geriatric Solutions

The idea to establish Geriatric Solutions, LLC began in 2010 when the founder, Madetric Wood, recognized the need for a healthcare practice that employs healthcare professionals who are sensitive to the healthcare needs of adults and the elderly. Geriatric Solutions is a company founded on the principal of providing age appropriate care to the adult population in the home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, and long term care setting. Our highly-trained providers have the unique qualifications to provide healthcare to adults and the elderly who have challenging and complicated medical and social requirements. Adult + Geriatric Solutions nurses believe that the most effective way to deliver age appropriate medical care is to address the physical, mental, and social needs of the individual.

As healthcare evolves and the cost of healthcare services increase, Adult + Geriatric Solutions is taking a proactive approach to be socially responsible by offering alternative approaches to geriatric management of the elderly home-bound patient. Adult + Geriatric Solutions believe the elderly adult needing special medical care has the right to age in place where they are most comfortable while still receiving medical management in the home. Collaboration with other qualified medical services providers in the community allows the company the ability to order laboratory tests, mobile imaging services, and home healthcare services to the home-bound patient. As a result of providing these services in the home, the cost of an unnecessary hospitalization and placement in a long term care facility is drastically reduced.

About Madetric Wood

Greetings,

I would like to take this time to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to take care of your medical needs. My name is Madetric “Naye” Wood. I am a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2002, after which I began working as a nurse in an acute care hospital (Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare).

I transitioned to Long Term Care in 2004 as a wound care nurse. A year later, I was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing and also served as Director of Staff Development. In 2006, I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my Masters of Science in Nursing. Currently, I am a self-employed Board Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist with Geriatric Solutions, LLC, a company that provides medical care to residents in their home and in skilled and long term care nursing facilities.

As your chosen provider, I promise to do my best to give you the best quality medical care. I will do everything possible to address your medical needs in the environment you are most comfortable in, your home. I am well qualified to treat chronic and acute medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Dementia, Diabetes, Hospice Care, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Wound care, Pneumonia, Lung Infections, Pleuritic Pain, Shortness of breath, Urinary Tract Infections, Nausea/Vomiting , Fever, Abdominal Pain, and many other conditions. If needed and with your permission, I will be coordinating care with other interdisciplinary team members in order to manage your healthcare needs. If needed, my collaborating Physician, Dr. James A. Roberts (Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician) is available to see you in his office. His office number is 772-465-9818. If you have a medical emergency, please don’t hesitate to call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 772-203-1887.

Sincerely,

Madetric N. Wood, MSN, ARNP, GNP-BC

Meet The Geriatric Solutions Team

Katherine Jones

Graduate Nurse

Madetric Wood

APRN, GNP-BC

Jade Stewart

Office Manager

Gusti Labatte-Deneau

APRN, ANP-BC, NP-C

Learn more about our quality healthcare plans today.

MAJOR GERIATRICIAN SHORTAGE LOOMS

MAJOR GERIATRICIAN SHORTAGE LOOMS

According to the Wall Street Journal, the rising population of older Americans is creating quite the shortage of doctors and nurses who are skilled in Geriatrics.  There is a required extra year of training required for medical residents to become doctors and many are declining in order to enter the work force sooner.

99.6% of the cardiovascular disease fields in the medical industry are filled.  99.4% of the pulmonary disease and critical care field is filled.  Yet only 42.1% of the geriatric medicine field is filled.  This is only going to get worse.  By 2030, over 70 millions Americans (that is 1 in 5), will be over the age of 65 and there are only 7,000 certified geriatricians in the United States currently and the trends do not look good.

According to Health Journalism, the solution to this problem is home health care.  “Home care and hospice are poised to play a key role in the coming years”, quotes the website.  There is a growing trend of pushing care away from nursing homes and getting patients home-based and community-based care.

Home care is not only a viable solution because it is more available, but it is a cost-saving solution as well.  For example, a typical nursing home stay costs $559 per day while home care services cost on average $44 a day.

Only 1% of nurses are certified in geriatrics, says Explore Health Careers.  While there is also a shortage of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners, there are more companies that provide geriatric nursing services and nurses entering the field at a faster rate than there are doctors. Geriatric Solutions is a good example of companies like this who are trying to be a part of the solution.

While the outlook of not enough supply for the increasing demand looks difficult, many medical professionals and investors are seeing a need and are stepping up to try and fill the need.  There is a combination of free-market based solutions, non-profit charity solutions, and even some government attempts to fix the issue. Something is being done and there plenty of medical professionals who are ready to start treating geriatric patients.

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