1. Work with post-acute partners to support therapy needs of recovering Covid-19 patients
Consider ways to bolster post-acute staffing, establish safe discharge procedures for Covid-19 patients to SNFs, or work with HHAs to discharge patients directly to their homes with enhanced home health services.
Post-acute providers can prepare to manage an influx of Covid-19 patients by first shoring up infection control procedures in their own facilities, including building out a designated team or unit for Covid-19 patient care.
2. Return specialists to their original roles based on anticipated patient demand.
Many organizations redeployed physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to care for a surge of Covid-19 patients in the ED and ICU. As leaders think about who to transition back, prioritize service lines that support the most common post-discharge complications among recovered Covid-19 patients.
3. Maximize remote patient monitoring capabilities to surface and manage patients’ Patients recovering from Covid-19 may require additional monitoring after an ED visit or hospital stay.
Consider using remote patient monitoring to regularly check in on patients via text.
4. Proactively connect Covid-19 patients and their families to behavioral health
As part of the discharge process, share information with patients and their caregivers around the potential psychological effects of quarantine, isolation, and ICU stays, including delirium, depression, and anxiety.
Recovered patients aren’t the only ones who may need support services; also encourage family members or caregivers to use these resources to support their mental health and well-being.
Now, more than ever, we need each other’s support in helping and providing the utmost quality care we can provide to our patients. Here at Palmeira, we are always here to help you and your patients. Contact us now.
Our driving mission is to enter each home with respect, treat with compassion and perform with integrity to help patients recover and prevail through better care for better outcomes.
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Palmeira Home Health is a pioneer in the Home Health industry by providing customized, interdisciplinary programs for patients recovering from a variety of health-related issues.
At Palmeira, our driving mission is to enter each home with respect, treat with compassion and perform with integrity to help our patients recover faster and prevail with better care for better outcomes. We exist to create a healthier everyday life for our patients and their families.
Through expert skilled nursing and physical therapy plus state-of-the-art technology and customized recovery care plans, we work with our patients and their doctors as a coordinated team to restore you your better self as soon as possible.