The South West Intensive Home Care Team is comprised of more than 40 Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who provide rapid-response nursing care to patients with chronic conditions and to palliative patients who are approaching the end of life. The team is a valuable partner to primary care providers in the provision of care to complex patients, and enables the South West CCAC to provide important services to patients via specialized roles.
Nursing care is an important part of the overall health-care system, and patients may need specialized care in certain situations, where specially selected and trained nurses can make a meaningful difference to recovery and well-being.
The Intensive Home Care Team provides specialized nursing services to address specific patient needs and conditions:
Rapid Response Nurses
Rapid Response Nurses support adults and children with high care needs as they transition home from hospital. Services may include: a home visit within 24 hours of discharge from the hospital; medication review; comprehensive nursing assessment; patient and family education; and ensuring appropriate follow-up appointments are scheduled.
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Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners
Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners act as a bridge to connect, support and care for patients who have a life-limiting illness. Our nurses help people and families understand their options, and provide support so that as a patient reaches closer to the end of their life, they are able to live their remaining days comfortably at home for as long as possible.
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Mental Health and Addictions Nurses
Mental Health and Addiction Nurses support kids and teens at school. We focus on the success of students with mental health or addiction issues, helping them to thrive at school, remain in school, or successfully transition back to school after being in the hospital.
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