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

 

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