Hospital Care at Home

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home is a care option that allows you to safely receive treatment for your medical condition at home.

Hospital Care at Home

Hospital Care at Home typically lasts 30 days to ensure you are recovering appropriately. Our services are available 24/7 to Hospital Care at Home patients.

Call 615-707-1491 for more information.

What to Expect While in Hospital Care at Home (30 days)

First 3-5 days

After you choose Hospital Care at Home, you will be able to go home, instead of being admitted to the hospital. Once you leave the emergency department, your Hospital Care at Home service begins with an experienced registered nurse who is assigned to you. Your nurse will care for you, with doctor oversight, for several hours of the day, for the first three to five days, or longer, right in the comfort of your own home.

All the necessary equipment you might need will be set up for you, such as an IV, oxygen and pulse oximeter. This includes a computer tablet, which allows you to virtually see and talk to your doctor from home and communicate with your care team. The computer tablet is provided at no additional cost and must be returned at the end of the 30 days. 

Your registered nurse will:

  • Take your vitals, such as blood pressure, temperature and weight.
  • Administer IV medications.
  • Help you take your medications.
  • Assist you with pain management.

In addition to your in-home registered nurse, you will have access to a Recovery Care Coordinator. The Recovery Care Coordinator is available to you 24/7 and will be your main point of contact for questions or concerns throughout the 30 days.

Your Hospital Care at Home Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate and communicate your care with your doctor(s), including your primary care physician and other specialists.
  • Monitor your vitals daily.
  • Answer your medication questions.
  • Assist in scheduling your follow-up appointments.
  • Provide you with health education.

Last 25-27 days

After the first few days in Hospital Care at Home, your care will transition back to your primary care physician, where you will resume your normal activities.  For the remainder of the 30- day period, you will still have access to your Recovery Care Coordinator 24/7, should you have questions or concerns. Your Recovery Care Coordinator will help you schedule follow up visits with your primary care doctor and continue to monitor your progress.

Benefits Include

  • Enjoying the comfort and convenience of quality care in your own home.
  • Having a Recovery Care Coordinator available to you 24/7.
  • Talking with your doctors and nurses virtually face-to-face without ever leaving your home.
  • Being provided a computer tablet that allows your doctors and nurses to check on your progress in real time.
  • Having a single point of contact for medical questions.

Conditions Treated

There are numerous medical conditions that can safely be treated in the comfort of home instead of the hospital. These conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection and more.

Learn More

For more information about our Hospital Care at Home services, please call 615-707-1491.

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