When a patient is ready to leave the hospital, especially one with both health and disability concerns, the transition to home can be fraught with anxiety. They might worry about medication management, potential emergencies, or simply the day-to-day tasks they once took for granted. This is where VIVA’s team of qualified, experienced home nurses come into play. Partnering seamlessly with hospital discharge planners, VIVA’s home nurses ensure that the transition from hospital to home is as smooth, safe, and comfortable as possible.
Discharge planners are pivotal in orchestrating a patient’s transition from hospital to home. They work with an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, therapists, social workers, and pharmacists, to formulate a comprehensive care plan. But what happens when the patient leaves the clinical setting of the hospital?
This is where VIVA’s home nurses step in. Acting as a bridge, they collaborate closely with discharge planners to understand the specifics of a patient’s condition, the prescribed treatments, and any potential challenges that might arise at home.
Our home nurses are not just healthcare professionals; they’re translators of medical jargon and instructions. They take the intricate care plans devised by hospitals and bring them to life in the patient’s home.
And it’s not just the medical side of things that VIVA’s home nurses excel in. They offer something equally crucial – emotional and psychological support. Returning home after a hospital stay can be emotionally taxing for everyone involved. Here’s where the caring nature of VIVA’s home nurses truly shines:
A crucial aspect of the collaboration between our home nurses and discharge planners is communication. Regular updates ensure that all parties are on the same page and that any potential issues are identified and dealt with promptly.
For instance, if our VIVA home nurse identifies a complication or feels that a particular therapy isn’t yielding results, they can quickly communicate with the hospital or GP, and adjust the care plan accordingly.
VIVA’s professional, experienced home nurses give people the best of both worlds: the competence and safety of medical care combined with the warmth and comfort of being at home. For many, this partnership doesn’t just enhance recovery; it transforms what could be a challenging experience into a journey of hope, resilience, and regained independence.
For those considering home nursing now or in the future, the benefits are clear. And at VIVA Mutual, you’re assured of quality, compassion and expertise every step of the way. If you’d like to explore how VIVA Mutual can support you, your participants or your loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out and make an obligation-free enquiry.
VIVA Mutual’s Home Nursing team is available around the clock to support NDIS participants with health management in their homes, away from clinics and hospitals. All members of the VIVA team are qualified Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses who can provide a wide range of services; from injections and wound care to supporting the management of complex conditions such as incontinence, dysphagia and diabetes. For many, the VIVA Mutual Home Nursing approach can lead to quicker and more comfortable recovery, while potentially reducing overall healthcare costs, and building trusting relationships with our caregivers.