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Acute Care Services

The Home and Community Care Program offers acute care services as well as post-acute care follow-up. Acute care can be described as active, but short term, treatment of a serious injury or episode of illness that may require admission to hospital or treatment in an outpatient clinic.
 
Acute care services include:
  • Wound care
  • Injections (e.g. medication to prevent blood clots)
  • Urinary catheter care
  • Vascular catheter care

Referrals can be accepted from the client, client’s family, doctor, nurse or other healthcare professionals. Written referrals are required from a docter or nurse practitioner for special treatments. Services are offered in the clinic setting or as home visits based on assessed individual need.

Short Term Acute Care Services  
Short term acute care services are offered a maximum of two times daily for injections (e.g. neupogen and eprex shots) or wound care. Visits can take place at your local home and community care clinic or in your home if required.

This service is offered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Evening services are available in many areas. Please check with your local home and community care coordinator for service options.

Referrals for short term acute care services are usually provided by the discharge planner when you leave the hospital but anyone can request a referral for short term acute care services.

Post-Acute Care Follow up
Post-acute care is a healthcare service that a client may require after undergoing a surgical procedure or medical treatment in the hospital. The purpose of post-acute care follow-up is to provide services to clients who are well enough to be out of the hospital but need care when they return home. 

Post-acute care services include:

Contact Us
For more information on acute care services, please contact your local home and community care coordinator or home and community care clinic. For contact information click here.

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Updated Apr 11, 2012