Health program brings back house calls – Raleigh News & Observer

DURHAM — A model health-care system operates behind Marietta Moore’s apartment door in a subsidized housing complex in Durham. Moore, 89, has diabetes, high blood pressure and had suffered a stroke. A widow, she has limited family support aside from her nearby daughter. Getting the health care she needs would take a near-constant effort of scheduling regular checkups at her doctor’s office, keeping her 17 prescriptions filled and compliant, and arranging the public transportation to get from one place to the next. All on a fixed income.