Hospital At Home


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Hospital At Home

A popular term for acute treatment by health professionals—e.g., matron, a senior sister, senior nurses, a senior physiotherapist and a senior occupational therapist experienced in acute care in a hospital environment—in the patient’s home instead of hospital for a limited time period.

Care provided
Oxygen, nebuliser, inhaler, IV antibiotics, blood and INR monitoring, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social care bridging or general monitoring.
 
Conditions for which HAH helps
COPD, asthma, pneumonia, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis.
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This back-up takes the anxiety out of Hospital at Home for patients and carers, and will prevent many unnecessary re-admissions.
He and Cryer share a frustration that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services does not reimburse hospitals for Hospital at Home admissions, although they hope that will eventually change.
Presbyterian was able to launch Hospital at Home because its integrated health plan recognized value when it was presented.
In order to properly introduce the integrated models of alternative services, Dr Bruce Leff, Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will give a presentation at the M+ Health Convention sessions taking place as part of Arab Health, highlighting the intrinsic value of the John Hopkins Hospital at Home Programme; Around-the-Clock 24-7 Physician Helpline services and the importance of an integrated, multi-faceted model of care.
Two nurses from the Hospital at Home service, which provides support to families caring for sick children at home, will take part in the Liverpool Women's Marathon on Sunday March 2 to raise money for the Primary Immunodeficiency Association.
Until recently he was a patient on Ward 11, but now he no longer has to spend long periods in hospital thanks to Hospital at Home.
Anyone wishing to sponsor the Hospital at Home team should contact Kerry at Arrowe Park Hospital on 0151 678 5111.
Hospital at home aims to offer a package of care, including nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, home help and social work assessment to patients who are medically fit but not well enough to support themselves.
In Coventry the hospital at home team is run by the city's community health trust.
Patients can receive hospital at home for a maximum of seven days at the end of which they are reviewed.
The hospital at home scheme - designed to provide more support for patients at home through nursing, therapy staff and social workers - was set up to reduce the length of hospital stays and ease the pressure on beds.

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