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:

  • Laundry.
  • Feeding.