SA Home Care provides the services to Medical Scheme Administrators and Medical Schemes and, where applicable, to Patient Advocates

Case Managers Formal Training and Discussion Groups

  • Formal Training of Case Managers of medical schemes in selection of patients suitable for Homecare
  • Roundtable discussions and case reviews with Case Managers and Nursing Staff of medical schemes, on weekly or bi-monthly basis
  • Telephone or Skype discussions and case reviews with Case Managers and Nursing Staff of medical schemes, on weekly or bi-monthly basis
  • Ad hock telephone availability to Case Managers and Nursing Staff of medical schemes, to discuss particular cases

Case Management Advice for complex medical cases

  • Liaison with stakeholders (families, medical scheme case managers and treating doctors)
  • Clinical evaluation of patient (Needs Assessment)
    • Examination
    • Review of clinical notes
    • Review of investigation results
    • Review of medications, and medication interactions
    • Assessment of activities of daily living, cognition and mood
    • Review of current medical care, including length of hospital stay, as compared with internationally accepted guidelines
  • Organising case conferences with stakeholders
  • Developing Care Plan and communicating same to stakeholders
  • Actively coordinating and managing the Care Plan, in particular
    • Ensuring care is provided that is comparable with best practice internationally
    • Ensuring care is provided at the most appropriate in-patient facility, in-patient hospice or at patient’s home
    • And thereby reducing length of stay in cases of prolonged care in acute facilities

Disease Management

  • Developing assessments, monitoring metrics and management guidelines for specific patient groups
  • Enhancing quality of life, reducing disability, and reducing cost of care for specific patient groups
  • These patient groups include
    • Care of the elderly – in their own homes or in care homes
    • Care of HIV and AIDS sufferers

 

Dr Robert Odes on 082 391 5062 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Len Deacon on 082 468 5564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.