Homebound Bronx seniors can now receive medical attention at home

Homebound Bronx seniors who need medical attention may want to consider a new program offered by Montefiore Medical Center.

Montefiore doctors and nurses will now be making house calls to residents 65 and over who can not leave their homes for medical treatment. Hospital officials say in order become part of the program a doctor, nurse or social worker must visit the residents home to determine eligibility.

The pilot program has been launched in three Bronx neighborhoods -- Morrisania, Tremont and Melrose. Montefiore officials say 60 seniors are signed up for the program so far. They hope to meet their goal of 350 soon.

Bronx seniors in Morrisania, Tremont and Melrose interested in having a doctor come to their home must contact Montefiores senior line at (718) 405-7742 to explain why they are unable to leave.

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