Community paramedic Jason Frye takes Linda Gwitt's pulse during a home visit in Gillette, Wyoming. Gwitt has been navigating diabetes, depression, and a lack of social support after her husband was hospitalized with dementia. Frye said he would see if he could help start a senior walking group that Gwitt could join. (Arielle Zionts/KFF Health News)

Community paramedics don’t wait for an emergency to visit rural patients at home

BY: - April 28, 2023

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sandra Lane said she has been to the emergency room about eight times this year. The 62-year-old has had multiple falls, struggled with balance and tremors, and experienced severe swelling in her legs. A paramedic recently arrived at her doorstep again, but this time it wasn’t for an emergency. Jason Frye was […]