DEFINITION: The provision of health care services in the home of the patient; especially for patients who are chronically ill, elderly or disabled.
Minimum Basic Facilities:
- Emergency kit to comprise— Portable oxygen cylinder with delivery gauge, Oxygen tubing and mask, Portable suction machine, Ambu bag, Emergency drugs, Wound dressing packs, delivery packs.
- Facilities for basic diagnostic investigations for routine urine, blood and stool tests.
- Ambulance (Mandatory).
Minimum staff Requirements:
- Registered Nurse.
- Nurse Aides.
- Medical practitioner (Supervisory) There must be good communication between the home care facility (provider) and the hospital of the patient.
Other facilities that may be provided: