The Care You Need, From Your Own Home
Our innovative Care at Home program gives selected patients the opportunity to have their hospital care needs met from the safety and comfort of home. Through a combination of in-home and Video Visits with Care at Home nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners, as well remote monitoring, you will receive the same level of expert care we provide to our patients in the hospital.
- Hospital-level care
- Patient-centered, focused on each individual patient
- U-M Health providers
- Coordination across your U-M specialists
Seamless Care Experience
Your Care at Home care team will coordinate all aspects of your care, including testing, delivery of medical equipment, medication and supplies, follow-up care, referrals to specialists and more.
The Care at Home team works with your primary care provider and any U-M Health specialists involved in your care to ensure you have a seamless care experience, and that information from your Care at Home admission is available to your other providers.
Research shows that Care at Home patients experience similar outcomes as patients who are admitted to the hospital, without the inconvenience of a hospital admission, and with the benefit of staying at home, near friends and family.
What Should I Expect from Care at Home?
If your provider recommends you for admission to our Care at Home program, our team will help you understand what to expect and answer any questions you might have to make informed choices about your care. Our goal is for each patient who chooses the Care at Home program to feel confident about receiving their care at home.
If you are at a U-M Health hospital or clinic when you are admitted to Care at Home, medically supervised transportation back to your home will be provided. You will be met at home by a member of our Care at Home team. We will help you get settled in and set up a schedule for your Care at Home routine.
You will be connected with your care team through the use of devices that allow for remote health monitoring. Your care may include both in-person visits from health providers and scheduled Video Visits with our Care at Home team.
Your Care at Home team is here to help you receive care safely at home, with confidence.
Questions and Answers About Care at Home
Patients who may benefit from the Care at Home program require hospital-level care, but – with proper care – are likely to heal well with low risk of their condition getting worse. Patients recommended for Care at Home generally are less likely to require highly technical hospital-based procedures.
Patients are carefully evaluated to determine if they can safely and effectively receive care at home based on specific criteria. Our care team will never recommend a patient receive care at home if their needs cannot be safely met in the home environment.
If your provider offers you the option to receive Care at Home, the choice is still yours. Your care team will answer any questions you have to help you decide about whether to receive your care at home or in the hospital.
Our team will work with you to determine if Care at Home is covered by your insurance plan. Care at Home is a newer care concept that many insurances are starting to participate in, and coverage by individual plans may vary. We will check with your insurance provider to see if the Care at Home program may be right for you.
Your Care at Home admission period may vary. This is not a long-term, chronic disease management form of care, however. Most patients receive Care at Home for anywhere ranging from 3 to 5 days.