“Their group has over 25 years of experience specializing in the complexity of treating geriatric and chronically ill patients, and has demonstrated an ability to make significant differences in the quality and continuity of care for patients in these settings."
R. Scott Koelliker, RN, MSA, FABC
Heartland Clinic Administrator
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Our Clinicians’ Typical Caseload

A traditional clinicians’ typical caseload consists of 800-1,000 patients.  

Ours is much different.


Our clinicians have fewer patients in their caseload than traditional providers’ clinicians. They also have more time to spend caring for patient because their days are spent caring exclusively for post-acute care patients in long-term care facilities rather than in addition to work in their practices and hospital rounds.Clinicians Typical Caseload

  • Our caseload includes between 150 and 200 patients, depending on case mix considerations, oversight requirements and service volume differences between the number of acute care, versus chronic (custodial) care patients being followed.
  • The general caseload mix will encompass 20% acute care and 80% chronic care/long-term care patients.
  • Patients are initially visited and care plans are developed within 24 hours of hospital discharge.
  • Unstable patients are visited 3-5 times weekly or daily if clinical condition requires daily oversight.
  • Stable patients are visited up to two times per month based on clinical need.
  • Discharges to a lower level of care (usually custodial) or to home are timely.
  • Post-hospitalists/SNFists coordinate the discharge and transition plan with the patient and their community based caregiver and providers.