Who can receive services through ECS?

Anyone looking for alternatives on how they receive medical attention.

ECS Fort Wayne DasFort

Extended Care Specialists, Inc. has been proudly offering expert and compassionate nurse practitioner services in independent and assisted living homes, as well as skilled and long-term care settings across the state of Indiana since 2005. Extended Care Specialists (ECS) nurse practitioners promptly answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents are ensured their care is not delayed and their needs are urgently addressed.

ECS nurse practitioners manage care onsite, and any decline in a resident's health status is quickly identified and medically treated early. Early identification and treatment reduces the need for uncomfortable and often unnecessary hospital transfers. ECS nurse practitioners are onsite at the facility seeing residents weekly and often times more depending upon the residents' needs. Our nurse practitioners' frequent availability and easy access reduces resident and family stress by eliminating transportation and scheduling conflicts that arise when arranging outside PCP appointments. 

Why Choose a Nurse Practitioner or in-home therapy service?

ECS provides a full range of services including:

  • Nurse Practitioners and Physician-Assistants providing primary care in LTC, Assisted Living, and home settings
  • ECS collaborates with physicians and healthcare professionals throughout the entire state of Indiana
  • Psychiatry and wound specialists also available

Rehabilitation Services:

ECS provides free screenings/balance testing on a monthly, quarterly, or on an as needed basis for fall prevention measures. Our specialists provide in-house therapy services to maintain ambulatory and functional mobility while preventing muscle disuse and future falls. Therapy services include Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy and can be provided 3 to 5 days per week — depending on your resident's needs.

Nursing Services:

Our Nurse Practitioners can play a vital role in improving medical care within your facility. Our Nurse Practitioners have a weekly on-site presence for acute concerns and routine check-up visits, with additional visits available by appointment. By utilizing in-house Nurse Practitioners your facility will experience reduced phone calls, faxes, and telephone ordering. Our practitioners can facilitate ordering and review of labs/diagnostic tests. Our Nurse Practitioners will participate in family and resident conferences to discuss health issues or concerns including weight loss and wound management. We reduce hospital transfers and hospital admissions because of timely acute and incident follow-up. Practitioners have on-call continuity for nursing staff and residents. Our practitioners are also a great resource for facility wellness functions.

Added Benefits:

ECS Healthcare is a full-service continuum that can provide your residents and staff, with a full line of healthcare services to best assist your residents. Having an on-site office within your facility not only provides your staff and residents with peace of mind knowing that healthcare services are at their fingertips, it also serves as a great marketing addition to potential future residents during tours.

Due to the nature of the healthcare industry, ECS can adapt and implement programs based on individual and facility needs.