Chuck had been admitted to a hospital 6 times in the 18 months prior to his home hospitalization with multiple stays in skilled nursing facilities to rehabilitate function lost during hospitalization. Chuck was legally blind which made it difficult to navigate facilities and he didn't want to be in a hospital facility again. So when he was offered home hospital care, he agreed.
His daughter and granddaughter have shared that their first thought when they heard he would be admitted to the home hospital was, "How can hospital care be provided at home?" And then starting on day one, they saw how his needs were met so quickly. How his care team would check in on him throughout the day both virtually and in person. How they were not only able to be present when Chuck was speaking with the doctor, but they were able to have family who wasn't in the area speak with the care team as well. And most importantly, how he improved. Chuck's family recently shared that they believe having access to home hospital care made it possible for them to have Chuck with them longer than they would have otherwise. For the remainder of Chuck's life, he would never have to be admitted to a bricks and mortar facility again, which is what he and his family wanted for him.