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Domiciliary Nursing/Caring

Description

The role of this service provided through the CommCare Unit is mainly twofold:
·    To act as gate keeper for domiciliary care nursing services provided by the service provider, thus having a regulatory function as authorized by the Active Ageing and Community Care Directorate;
·    The CommCare team co-ordinates community services around the client’s needs in a person centred holistic manner with a case management approach by involving all the team and refer to other professionals and entities as required.
 

Eligibility

·     Patients who are home-bound are eligible for Home Base Care Service. *Home bound is defined as an individual who experiences an inability to leave the home without assistance due to physical, psychiatric, mobility affecting and so forth
·     Patients discharged from Acute Hospitals and who require short/long term care and who due to their condition are unable to attend Health Centres or peripheral clinics
·     Patients who require pre-operative preparation
·     Patients who require treatment which cannot be appropriately carried out in health centres or peripheral clinics.
 

What you’ll get

The  referrals  received  are  vetted  by  the  receiving  professionals  who  identify  the  requests  and  consequently differentiates referrals for solely home based nursing or more complex cases requiring more intense input by the team.
 
Patients who present with more complex needs are visited at home and a thorough assessment is carried out, needs are identified and a care plan is devised in collaboration with patients, families and informal carers.
 
Each person receiving care from CommCare is reviewed on a regular basis. CommCare retains the authority to decline inappropriate referrals. It has the sole responsibility to decide on delivery of service and the frequency of treatment.
 
It is important that eligible persons should provide the necessary consumables/material for the Nurse/Care Worker in order to be able to deliver the requested service.
 

Required Documents

·     Completed application form
·     A recent medical discharge letter (case summary) or a recent referral from a Medical Doctor will be requested prior to service provision. The medical referral should include the client’s clinical details and medical/surgical history, the needed service and frequency, and the list of the medications.
·     Medical Report signed by the respective General Practitioner
·     Signed Declaration Form

Fees and Charges

No fees and charges.
 

How to Apply

You can apply Online – MT - EN
You can download an Application Form – MT - EN
 
Alternatively, you can also call at Ċentru Servizz Anzjan, 3, Old Mint Street Valletta and apply there.
 
t: +356 22788800 |  e: aaccd-services.mfss@gov.mt