PORT LUDLOW COMMUNITY: 20 YEAR PLAN

"A Village in the Woods by the Bay"

Prepared by Port Ludlow Planning Committee 1995

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AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
JEFFERSON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
October 1, 1995

AMENDED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
PORT LUDLOW PLANNING COMMITTEE February 21, 1996


MINOR ADJUSTMENTS IN LANGUAGE HAVE BEEN MADE TO CREATE CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE LAND USE MAP RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE COMMUNITY PLAN LANGUAGE. THE DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REFORMATTED TO CREATE A CONSISTENT STYLE AND APPEARANCE WITH OTHER COMMUNITY PLANS.

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Volume 4, Section 4.9 -Port Ludlow
October 1,1995; Amended February 21. 1996


Goal #7: (p.7)
Health Care in Port Ludlow will be of high quality: Policy 7.1: A multi-disciplined health care facility with professional staff to handle medical emergencies should be available in Port Ludlow. This facility should include an emergency heliport. Policy 7.2: To handle more complex medical events, emergency transportation will be available to transport patients to Port Townsend, Bremerton, or Seattle.

Vision #7 (p.13) -Health Care:
An on site multi-disciplined health care facility will be available to Port Ludlow residents. For more complex health events, an emergency transportation network including strategically located heli-pads will be available.


CHAPTER NINE

HEALTH CARE

BACKGROUND

(This chapter expands on Goal #7 and Vision #7)

The overall population ofPort Ludlow will continue to grow as previously stated in community goals. This population undoubtedly will continue to be largely comprised of retired persons aged 55 and older.

Health care and maintenance of a quality life are seen as a primary focus replacing illness oriented treatment. Hospital care should be available when needed. however usage may decline as home care is demanded by consumers. This is in concert with recent concepts of better infonned consumers and providers.

POLICIES
A multi-disciplined approach to health care should be available to residents of the Port Ludlow Area at an on-site facility. This facility should be located within the commercial complex of the community to promote accessibility for all residents. In addition to a clinical facility, emergency medical care and transportation to area hospitals should continue to be provided by trained technicians.

Heli-pads should be located to expedite transportation of those cases which emergency personnel deem will be more appropriately cared for in facilities outside the Jefferson County area, or when land transportation is not desirable. Consultation with emergency staff, air transport personnel and local officials should be utilized to determine locations of the heli-pads.

IlVIPLEMENTATION
Basic cost effective, quality health care for Port Ludlow residents can be provided by several means of staffing.

Options:

Full time nurse practitioner
Part time physician
Full time physician
Primary care intern
(All variations to be augmented by support staff including nursing and clerical.)

Functions to be provided:

Basic Care for episodic illness and/or follow up of chronic or acute conditions.
Continuous health education and counseling to individuals.
Health promotion and disease prevention presented to group sessions.
Periodic screening to identify potential problems by conducting health fair or similar activities.
Act as liaison to facilitate referral of patients to appropriate health care providers. Facilitate delivery of care to residents confined to their homes by referral to existing home care agencies in the area. Maintain a minimal inventory of appliances and/or devices which individuals may use for short periods oftime; example orthopedic crutches, etc. Obtain laboratory specimens to be forwarded to central medical facility for analysis when requested by physician.

Availability of Staffing:

Nurse Practitioner The maximum cost effective and care effective provider. Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan
Part time Physician Such staffing would lower the case load and lessen the scope of practice. A parttime physician and full-time nurse practitioner combination offers great delivery of care.
Full time Physician Salary differential is much greater and the availability of primary care physician in rural setting is less certain.
Primary Care Physician Intern

The proximity of medical school training emphasizing primary care is available in the Seattle area. Port Ludlow residents should investigate the possibility ofobtaining services of qualified interns within the scope of the University of Washington Program.

Assisted Living Center

Long range plans for health care delivery should also consider construction of an assisted-living center (also known as a modified care residence home). Presently, residents who are no longer able to maintain an individual home must leave the area to find accommodation to fit their needs and limitations. This is often a hardship for all concerned when the older people are forced to give up their life style as well as leave friends and acquaintances in Port Ludlow. Several options of care could be available, however a "nursing home" facility is not the intent of this proposal. Every effort should be made to obtain a professional corporation to maintain and manage the facility.

As new trends and advancements in health care delivery evolve, all possible options for financial support and implementation of a Port Ludlow Clinic should be explored.

Promotion of effective health care within the community should greatly enhance the life style of all residents.