HomeLink Healthcare’s Hospital at Home services bridge the gap between hospital and domiciliary care. Our Bridging Packages of Care, Intermediate Care at Home and Re-ablement services enable hospitals to discharge complex patients when they are medically fit, freeing up beds quickly. We provide Local Authorities with the breathing space to set up ongoing care, which can take considerable time for complex patients needing support from multiple agencies. Patients also benefit considerably from timely support which aids recovery and reduces the cost of ongoing care.
Our Bridging Packages of Care and Re-ablement services are delivered at home to people who need support from a multi-disciplinary team. This short-term care enables some patients to fully recover to baseline health and others to improve so that ongoing care needs are reduced. Whilst HomeLink Healthcare provide short-term care, local authorities have time to source ongoing care from multiple providers where necessary.
We are experts in starting complex nurse and physiotherapy led packages of care quickly, and often within a few hours. We provide services that can be difficult to source promptly, including support for people who:
With our services patients avoid deconditioning and the cost of ongoing domiciliary care can be avoided or significantly reduced.
In the nine months from October 2021 to June 2022, our Lewisham re-ablement service saw 297 patients and delivered 2,323 visits. As a result, a waiting list of 203 patients was reduced by 85% to just 30, patient outcomes significantly improved and the service was short-listed for a CAHPO award. Read the case study here.
Read our case study about how intensive physiotherapy had a big impact on ‘Pat’s’ life.
A focus on outcome measures are baked into what we do. We use the EQ-5D-5L to measure to monitor self-reported improvements in all service users’ across five dimensions: mobility; self-care; usual activities; pain and discomfort; and, anxiety & depression. For people receiving physiotherapy we use the Barthel score to measure the extent to which people can function independently in all activities of daily living.
Our in-reach care home re-ablement service is a way of us providing this service to people who have been discharged in the short-term to a care home because they need a programme of re-ablement support before they are able to return their own home. Read our case study about how this service has benefitted patients and the system.
Money spent on HomeLink Healthcare’s services in the short-term will reap benefits for those patients in the long term and reduce the cost of longer term care. Read our case study about how timely physiotherapy reduced the cost of ongoing care by 65 percent.
HomeLink Healthcare is a clinician-led, specialist Hospital at Home service provider. We work in partnership with the ICBs, hospitals, local authorities, community providers and GPs. We have been delivering safe, high-quality services to patients in the place they call home since 2016.
Our multi-disciplinary team or nurses, physiotherapists, healthcare support workers and re-ablement support workers are supported, where appropriate, by remote monitoring and 24/7 clinical support. This enables us to support more complex people.
HomeLink Healthcare is a named supplier on NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) Patient Discharge and Mental Health Step Down Beds Services Framework Agreement. NHS and Local Authority partners can procure services with HomeLink Healthcare directly via the framework agreement.
Visit the About Us page for more information about why our partners choose HomeLink Healthcare.
We report a suite of anticipatory care key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time, so commissioners have complete transparency about what we are doing and how we are doing it. Find out more about the process of commissioning HomeLink Healthcare to set up a hospital at home service.
To speak to a member of our team about anticipatory care, call us on (020) 3137 5370 or contact us. You can tell us about your situation, and we can tell you more about our experience of anticipatory care and how we might be able to help you.
Patients are assessed by a HomeLink Healthcare physiotherapist in the care home within 72 hours of admission and start receiving physiotherapy and re-ablement immediately.Read more
Intensive physiotherapy at home can dramatically improve patient outcomes, shorten waiting lists and reduce care costs by over 65%.Read more
Intensive physiotherapy over a few weeks can be the key to helping patients regain independence.Read more
HomeLink Healthcare’s AHPs Team and Lewisham Adult Therapy Team are finalists for a CAHPO Award 2022.Read more