Saint Luke’s now delivers hospital-level care to patients in the comfort of their own home. This first-in-the-region program, Saint Luke’s Hospital In Your Home, combines high-quality, hands-on care with an around-the-clock, virtual care platform.
Hospital In Your Home patients benefit from a quieter environment, visitors anytime, and better sleep. Similar programs at industry-leading hospitals have experienced lower hospital readmission rates, higher patient satisfaction, and improved outcomes.
Through the Hospital In Your Home program, patients who meet certain criteria can receive care for a wide range of conditions that would traditionally require inpatient hospitalization, including:
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
How it works
Patients are first examined in a Saint Luke’s Emergency Department or inpatient unit to determine if they meet certain criteria. Once admitted, a nurse practitioner will visit the patient’s home to perform a full admission assessment, initiate treatments, and educate the patient and caregivers.
The dedicated team in the 24/7 physician-led Saint Luke’s Command Center remotely monitors vitals, answers questions, oversees medications, provides virtual check-ups, and initiates emergency responses if needed. The Command Center team is comprised of Saint Luke’s providers and staff, including:
- Advanced practice providers (APPs)
- Care coordinators
Saint Luke's Hospital In Your Home includes a full technology kit configured in the patient’s home by our team. The kit’s FDA-approved medical devices automatically send vitals to the Command Center. The technology also allows patients to communicate with the care team night and day by phone or video.
Saint Luke's partnered with Medically Home, a national leader in the hybrid care model, to assemble a network of service providers that deliver care in a patient's home. APPs, community paramedics, and other health care providers make home visits to provide in-person care, including:
- Lab tests
- Mobile imaging
- IV medications
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Technology assistance
Saint Luke's is pleased to introduce this innovative care model to Kansas City, continuing to providing the best care right where patients need it.