WINONA, Minn. – Somewhat like those good ol’ days that grandparents recall, when doctors made house calls, a geriatric physician at Winona Health is calling on patients where they’re at. Jennifer Forsyth sees people at their senior living, assisted living and long-term care residences so they do not have to make a trip to the clinic for doctor appointments. “When I see a person in their own home — their own space — I get a much better picture of their day-to-day life, their priorities and challenges,” Forsyth said. “In my experience, most are also more likely to be relaxed enough to ask questions and take in the information that will be most helpful to them. So, having their appointment in their home also has the potential to improve their care and, therefore, their overall health and well-being.” In addition to house calls, she continues to see patients in the clinic one day a week.

In-home appointments

> St. Anne, Sauer Healthcare.

> Senior Living at Watkins.

>Adith Miller and Roger Metz manors.

> Callista Court.

> Sugarloaf Senior Living.

> Brookdale Senior Living.

> Lewiston Senior Living.

> Speltz Estates.

Winona Health plans to expand house calls to the senior independent living residences.

Forsyth. Medial degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Certified in geriatric medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.