COVID Care @ Home is a new model of care delivered by St. Joseph’s Home Care (SJHC), in partnership with St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), Niagara Health and community partners that connects patients to care wherever they are, whenever they need it.
How the Program Works
Eligible patients will be referred to this program by their clinical team.
The hospital team will work with patients and families to ensure all needed supports are in place to support a safe recovery at home. Each care plan will be individualized to the specific patients’ needs.
Our dedicated COVID Care @ Home teams are specially trained to care for patients who are COVID-19 positive. Patients will be cared for by one integrated team and supported by virtual care (phone, video) and remote monitoring, 24/7 on-call services, direct access to specialists and mobile COVID testing, among other services.
This new program will help our hospital to maintain capacity and services during the second wave of the pandemic by expanding supports and services in the community for those patients who can safely recover at home.
Infection Prevention and Control in Congregate Care Settings in the Community
Our teams can also provide coaching support and advice in infection control and COVID-care standards to congregate care settings. Similar to our partnerships with long-term care homes, the goal of this proactive approach is to work together so fewer of these settings experience outbreaks and require a crisis response. This work could extend to group homes, hospices, homeless shelters and other congregate settings in our community.