Many patients prefer to spend the least amount of time in the hospital as possible. Due to the dedicated home health professionals who assist and treat health conditions in the home, patients can get home more quickly.
Patients may be homebound, meaning they are not able to go out to purchase necessary supplies and equipment. This means that the home health agency providing the care to the homebound patient must make sure that the right supplies are delivered to the patient when needed.
Common Home Care Supplies
Some common health care supplies that your patients may require include:
- Wound care
- Ostomy products
- Enteral formulas
It can be costly and time consuming to manage supply inventory and delivering. This is where our Front Step™ Patient Direct Shipment program can truly make a difference.
How Does the Front Step™ Delivery Program Work?
This delivery program is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the necessary medical supplies being delivered in one or two days or with recurring shipments. Supplies can be shipped to your patients' private residence, assisted living facility, retirement community, nursing facility, a clinician’s home or to your supply room with a tag for the specific patient, ready to be picked up by the home healthcare professional.
In addition to easy, reliable ordering and delivering, tracking is available. Instead of keeping track of multiple pieces of prescription paper and handwritten notes, all orders are tracked and saved in an online database.
Customizable patient formularies and protocols can be created to streamline processes so that time can be spent providing patients with the care they need. To complete the process, invoices can be created for billing purposes and inventory can be managed with our uCommand™ program.
Click here to learn more about the Front Step™ Patient Direct Shipment service for home care delivery.