Seniors 65 or older rejoice! BRMC answers the call by announcing the opening
of the Fairlamb Senior Health Clinic. Focus groups and assessment needs
indicated that many or our senior population wanted healthcare delivery
from those specializing in Geriatricsandrsquo;.
The Fairlamb Senior Health Clinic is the clinical component of the newly
established Baxter Regional Center on Aging (Mruk Family Education Center
on Aging), the ninth Center on Aging of the Arkansas Aging Initiative.
This is made possible through a collaborative effort of Baxter regional
Medical Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Aging
Initiative, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.
The clinic is named on behalf of Rick and Pam Fairlamb, area residents
since 1998. andldquo; As part of our quest for a place to retire, we came
to Mountain Home thinking we would rule it out and move on to other locations,
instead we fell in love with it, said Pam Fairlamb. “ As volunteers
for the hospital, we got to view first hand the services, caring and progressiveness
of the hospital and were very pleased with what we saw, Rick Fairlamb
stated. “Our decision to donate funding for the clinic was based
upon seeing our older friends and neighbors struggling due to traveling
great distances for services that will now be provided right in their
“own back yard” The couple committed to one and a quarter
million dollars to help establish the clinic and meet the needs of the
The FSHC will provide clinical services for older adults aged 65 or older,
complementing your physicians care by using an interdisciplinary team
approach to developing a plan of care. A comprehensive geriatric assessment
will be offered, to include a physical examination, memory testing, medication
reconciliation, fall assessment and nutritional screening. The clinic
will have an Advanced Practicing Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician and part
time Neuro-psychologist available. Dr. Timothy Paden is the Medical Director.
Once the patient is evaluated, a plan will be developed to include education
and assistance with referrals to community services. The Fairlamb Senior
Health Clinic is unique to this area and patient needs will be discussed
in-depth to help determine what will best improve the patientand#39;s quality
of life. Another focus of the FSCH is to assist families caring for their
loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The clinic accepts Medicare
and most healthcare insurance. Hours: M-F 8:00- 4:30
Ron Peterson, CEO/President of BRMC had this to say at the recent naming
ceremony, andldquo;It never fails to amaze me about how lucky we are to
live in a community that always continues to help others. The Fairlambs’
generosity is another example of why our healthcare services in the Twin
Lakes Area are exceptional,’ Peterson said.