I will be home-cared
What is it?
Home-based hospitalization is a healthcare program that makes it possible for a patient that needs hospital care to be taken care of at home by hospital professionals (medical and nursing).
The patient is considered admitted to the hospital for all purposes, so the center is considered responsible and has guaranteed the effectiveness and quality of care. In this sense, all the diagnostic and therapeutic infrastructure of the hospital is available, and the tests are carried out as quickly as they would be done for a patient admitted to a conventional hospitalization plant.
This is the case:
- Patients who are admitted to a hospital bed and who, given a clinical improvement, are considered to be able to leave home if they are going to visit and administer the treatment they need, such as endovenous antibiotic treatment, oxygen therapy, etc. .
- Patients who arrive at Emergencies and who, after attending the hospital, can receive hospital care at home
- Day hospital patients who would need to enter the hospital if they were not going to visit and treat them at home.
- Patients whose head doctor has requested this attention because they present an acute process.
When we propose you, if you agree, you will have to sign an informed consent document.
It is also essential that you have a close person who can help you in day to day tasks, even though your presence is not necessary 24 hours a day.
After having decided that you will be taken care of by the home hospitalization team, you will receive a call at home to find out how you are.
The team is made up of medical and nursing professionals. In the first visit, the professional or professionals that will be attending will evaluate your case and will provide a preview of the duration of home care, the frequency of visits and the members of the team that need to move to your home.
Also, some phone numbers will be provided to communicate with professionals at any time of day.
When home hospitalization is no longer necessary, you will be discharged and your follow-up will be coordinated through the primary care physician and the specialized doctors who are considered necessary.
Home care is a healthcare program that enables a patient to be treated at home by hospital professionals for a certain period of time. The reason for it is that the patient needs specialized care, but it is not necessary for him or her to be admitted to the hospital.
This is the case of:
- Patients who have been in hospital for some time and may be treated at home
- Patients who arrive at the emergency room and, after being treated in the hospital, can continue receiving treatment at home.
- Day hospital patients
- Patients for whom their family doctor has requested this type of care
When it is proposed to you, if you agree, you have to sign an informed consent form.
It is also essential to have someone close who can help you with your daily tasks, even if his or her presence is not required 24 hours.
After the home care team has decided to treat you at home, you will receive a call to check how you are doing.
The team is made up of medical and nursing professionals. On the first visit, the professional or professionals treating you will evaluate your case and estimate the duration of home care, the frequency of home visits and the members of the team who will go to your home.
They will also give you the phone numbers for you to reach them any time.
In fact, when the home care team's visit is no longer necessary, we will probably continue to follow up on the phone or at the hospital when you have scheduled appointments.
When home care is no longer necessary, you will be discharged, and the hospital or primary care center specialist will be back in charge of your healthcare.