Home Acute Care is a breakthrough solution which serves as an alternative to hospitalization in the in-patient department. Patients avoid hospitalization by receiving medical care at home. The satisfaction of patients and family members is enhanced simply by virtue of the fact that they are able to remain at home, which simultaneously and significantly reduces the chance of exposure to infections. Home Acute Care is the medical care and treatment provided by a team of a doctor and nurse, each of whom attends the patient on a daily basis with 24/7 phone consultation availability. Based on medical needs, the nurse may also come to the patient’s home more than once a day.
Urinary tract infection
Exacerbation of heart failure (CHF Exacerbation)
Lung failure (COPD Exacerbation)
Home Acute Care as a replacement for hospitalization in an in-patient ward is geared to people coping with an acute localized infection or deterioration caused by chronic diseases.
Patients suited to Home Acute Care are located by the HMO call centers or hospital emergency rooms or internal medicine departments.
A patient’s suitability for home hospitalization is determined based on an assessment which examines relevant clinical criteria as well as the patient’s wish and agreement to remain at home.