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Hospital Discharge

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The following case scenario is archetypal. It was provoked by a university professor’s chronic progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis), complicated by a serious injury to his brain as a result of a bad fall.

The Qualicare team provided advocacy and strategies at the residential rehab centre, and expedited the patient’s discharge. We then moved to quickly arrange that the home, shared by the patient and his wife, was quickly renovated to accommodate the patient’s changes. A hospital bed and other necessary furnishings and equipment were arranged through various community agencies, to create a hospital-at-home setting. The home furniture was reorganized to accommodate the patient and technical support was provided to allow him to continue work at his computer.

The Qualicare Nurse Case Manager worked with the CCAC to ensure our patient received all the services they were entitled to. Qualicare ensured that the patient was safe and comfortable at home.

  • Comfort from the Start

    For many years, my sister had been the primary caregiver for our mother who needed considerable care for her diabetes, heart condition and mobility issues. Tragically, my wonderful sister also became ill with cancer and I became responsible for the care of both of them. This was very stressful ...
  • Expert Care Coordination

    Overcoming Obstacles When Sam, 78, suffered a debilitating stroke, his wife and two adult children were left devastated and confused. They felt unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with their medical crisis. At the hospital, the family felt frustrated and powerless as they attempted to get the ...
  • Family Support

    Our R.N. case manager arranged follow-up meetings with the necessary specialists and organized the PSW's for homecare, as required. Her nurse remained on-call through all her difficult nights, making sure she was available, anytime she was needed. At the patient's request, our nurse manager ...