Professional Home Health
At Home Hospital program is based on a care model developed at Johns Hopkins.
Measurably improves outcomes and increased patient and family satisfaction.
At Home Hospital program is designed to provide an alternative to physicians and patients
We have partnered with many providers to develop a simplified ordering process for physicians.
At Home Hospital
Professional Home Health’s At Home Hospital program is based on a care model developed at Johns Hopkins. Through that program, clinicians evaluate patients arriving at the emergency department who require admission for community-acquired pneumonia, exacerbation of chronic heart failure, exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cellulitis, and other conditions to determine whether their illnesses could be treated at home.
Those who meet specific criteria for home treatment are given the option of being admitted to the program. If they agree, the patients are then transported home with any necessary medications and equipment; a nurse arrives at the home within one hour to ensure continuity of care for patients who have arrived at the hospital with acute care-level medical needs; and the nurse and other clinical staff, including physicians, make subsequent visits as need. Upon discharge from Hospital at Home, the nurse gives patients follow-up instructions and sends detailed information to their primary care physician. At Johns Hopkins, where the Hospital at Home program was developed, it resulted in measurably improved outcomes, reduced iatrogenic complications, increased patient and family satisfaction, and lower costs of care.
At Home Hospital program through Professional Home Health is designed to provide an alternative to physicians and patients beyond the Emergency Department to include patients seen in the physician’s clinic meeting the requirements for specialized care. The patient can receive treatments, including oxygen therapy, intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, and other medicines, respiratory therapy, pharmacy services, as well as daily skilled nursing services. Diagnostic studies such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and x-rays can be provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. If additional Diagnostic studies and therapeutics that cannot be provided at home, such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or endoscopy, brief outpatient visits to the acute hospital may be necessary
We have partnered with Durable Medical Equipment providers, Infusion pharmacy, and outpatient xray/EKG providers to develop a simplified ordering process for physicians.
Once an order is received our skilled Registered Nurse will initiate the admission to the At Home Hospital program. The RN will coordinate any additional services required during the length of patient need. Daily RN visits with updates of the patient status to the physician ensure the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes. A follow up visit is scheduled with the physician within 7 days to ensure expected outcomes are achieved.