They provide care for patients who no longer require acute care services but have medical or therapy needs, patients with chronic conditions and/or patients with high-risk health factors that could lead to readmission. To support the care provided in the home, the team also uses telehealth technology to monitor patients remotely.
The HomeCare team empowers patients to maintain an independent lifestyle at home. A recent example was its important role in the follow-up care of conjoined twins Savannah and Scarlett after they were separated and returned home from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.
“One of HomeCare’s missions is to assist patients and caregivers in achieving their health care goals,” said Christine Knowles, M.S.N., R.N., COS-C, HomeCare’s clinical practice director. “It’s very gratifying to know that the education, support and care our team provided aided the twins and their parents’ success, along with the success of all of our patients.”