Sometimes the comforts and familiarity of home can speed up the recovery process – so if you fall ill check out your home hospital options too. Many conditions common to those with a SCI are applicable for home treatment, such as cellulitis, severe UTIs, wound care and bowel management.
Continue reading for more information.
Home Hospital or HITH (Hospital in the Home)
This service enables anyone in the Perth metropolitan area to receive hospital level care in their own home, and is available 24hrs, 7 days a week. The first step is to get referred by your GP, St John’s Ambulance or your nursing home and Silver Chain’s Priority Response Assessment (PRA) will come and assess you in your home within four hours. Note, this service is applicable only to those in the Perth Metropolitan area. Once assessed, your best care option will be determined and if your condition can be appropriately treated from home you can enter Silver Chain’s HITH program.
For more information check out the Home Hospital website here or or call Silver Chain’s 24hr Contact Centre on (08) 9242 0242
At Home Hospital
At Home Hospital, a service by At Home Health offers hospital care in the home. At Home Hospital provide personalised, one-on-one attention and offers a real alternative to hospital care – many of these services at no additional cost to you. You can also choose Hotel instead of Hospital which allows you to avoid a lengthy hospital admission with medical care, personal care and domestic support for up to 24 hours per day in the comfort of a 5 star city hotel room.
For more information, check out the At Home Hospital website here or contact At Home Health on (08) 9381 3344 to discuss your procedure or speak to your treating specialist.
If it is necessary for you to be admitted to hospital, there are early release options too.
Rehab in the Home (RITH)
With RITH, you can receive short to medium term hospital-substitution allied health therapy at home.
Following a hospital discharge, the multi-disciniplinary RITH team will meet with you at home to continue your rehabilitation, including home assessments, exercise, equipment prescriptions and counselling.
For more information, check out the online brochure here.
On The Go Rehabilitation
From physiotherapy to dietetics, On The Go Rehabilitation is a dedicated mobile allied health service that comes to you. With a combined clinical experience of over 75 years, all of On The Go’s therapists are able to cater for all needs and conditions. On The Go Rehabilitation offers services such as physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, dietetics and nutrition, occupational therapy, exercise physiology and even in emergency situations for when that injury strikes! Appointments are available throughout the week, with after hours and weekend appointments available on request.
For more information, contact 0429 115 211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org