As soon as you enter the home care program, a coordination team (consisting of various specialties involved in palliative and supportive care) get to maintain a contact with the patient and the family. the coordination team identifies the patient and family needs based on which the composition of the home care team and temporal planning of visit is determined.
The home care coordinator always informs you of the approximate time of arrival of the team. This time varies according to the team schedule, your geographical distance from the team route, patient needs and the priority of the patient’s condition.
Home Care Network Services
The home care network provides a wide range of services in respond to the patient needs, some of the most important of which are:
Medical and nursing services at home
Regular medical care is essential for cancer patients, especially those with severe complications related to disease and side effect of treatment. MACSA physicians visit the patient at home to to prevent him or her from multiple unnecessary hospital visits and long queues.
A trained general practitioner (palliative care physician) or specialist visits the patient. The palliative care physician, in addition to scheduling the next appointment, may prescribe medication, or perform other procedures to control various complications. He/she may also refer the patient to other specialties or other MACSA services (such as borrowing medical equipment).
basically, the team visits the patient in regular working hours however in the case of critical circumstances they are committed to visit the patient at any time of the day. Even though, MACSA medical home care service is not a replacement to emergency services provided by EMS, Generally the medical and nursing services provided to the patient and his/her family include the following: