Sara Jacobsen APRN, C.N.P., M.S.
Locations / Programs
The Senior Services program provides care to older adults with complex medical needs in their home or skilled nursing facility.
This program provides four types of services. The Care Transitions Program is designed to help patients during the critical point of transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting. The Palliative Care Homebound Program is a home-visit services provided to individuals with late-stage, life-threatening illnesses. Primary Care House Calls is designed to help patients with two or more activity-of-daily-living needs by providing home visits, creating care plans, reviewing medications and more. The Skilled Nursing Facility staff provide medical care/consulting services to Rochester and surrounding community skilled nursing facilities, working in partnership with their staff to create a health care team to serve the needs of the residents.
Department / Division
Community Internal Medicine
Community Internal Medicine cares for patients age 18 and older. Our providers offer general health and wellness care, including preventive exams. They also help manage complex medical conditions, such as heart disease, emphysema and diabetes.
Medical Specialties / Interests
Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care
I have always had a passion for caring for the geriatric and palliative care population, specifically in the rural settings - as I grew up in Cannon Falls, Minn. My nursing background is in the ICU, ED, medical/surgical and hospice. I am board certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care nurse practitioner (NP) and have found the dual role of caring for patients in the skilled nursing facilities and the Care Transitions/Palliative Care Homebound Program exactly the reason I returned to get my NP degree. I care for patients in the rural setting (Stewartville and Eyota). My husband is a teacher and we have two sons. We enjoy traveling, spending time outside, laughing together and watching movies. My family is the most important thing in my life. Being able to care for patients and their families and provide a compassionate, patient-centered approach is the reason I am in the medical field.