Geriatric Home Care Program

The Northwestern Medicine Home Care Program was created to improve care for seniors in the community who may not be well enough to travel for medical care.

Our team of healthcare providers is committed to providing excellent geriatric care to help seniors stay in their homes while continuing to receive consistent medical support. We work closely with each patient’s medical team to support the patient, their family, caregivers and other providers, especially when complex or challenging health situations arise.

We have expertise in a wide variety of conditions and circumstances that are more common in senior patients:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Complex care management
  • Dementia
  • Falls
  • Frailty
  • Polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications by a patient during the same time period)

We can also provide primary care services for those patients who do not have a primary care physician or are no longer able to leave home to see their primary care physician.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 312.695.2619, TTY 711.

Meet Our Team

Katherine O’Brien, MD, graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2013, and went on to an internal medicine internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. O’Brien completed a geriatric medicine fellowship in 2017, and a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship in 2018, both at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Dwayne Dobschuetz, NP, is a long-time emergency department nurse. He began his career taking care of the elderly as part of the Geriatric Emergency Department Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and then joined the Northwestern Medicine Home Care Program after he completed his training to become a nurse practitioner.