Salem picks Sena for Acute Care at Home

  • August 29, 2022
  • William Payne

Salem County, New Jersey, has picked home hospital care specialist Sena Health to support the launch of its “Salem Acute Care at Home” programme. The programme will combine expert acute care and remotely managed acute care technology to allow patients to be cared for in their own homes who previously would have remained hospitalised.

Salem Country is an administrative district of the State of New Jersey. It is close to Wilmington and south of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The programme provides hospital-level care from physicians and nurses for patients in their own homes. During the episode of care, patients receive in person home visits and have telehealth encounters with trained health care providers. Remote patient monitoring using high-tech equipment is employed and patients have contact with care coordinators around the clock. A command centre provides access to coordinators and remote monitoring at all hours.

To be enrolled in the Salem Acute Care at Home Program, patients must be seen and evaluated in the Emergency Department and meet certain eligibility criteria to be safely cared for at home. During their time in the programme, patients receive at least two in-person nursing visits per day, and they connect with dedicated members of the clinical team, just as they would in a hospital.

“The Sena team offers a turnkey solution to our partners to deliver Hospital level care in the comfort of their patients’ home,” said Dr Anthony Wehbe, CEO of Sena Health. “We know healthcare leaders have many competing priorities, and we want to make this an easy process to setup a Healing at Home programme.”

“The Salem Acute Care at Home programme allows us to deliver high quality care to the diverse communities we serve,” said Dr. Tammy Torres, CEO of Salem Medical Centre. The programme saw its first patient in July and was able to support her and her family at home. “We cared for a patient with congestive heart failure in the comfort of her home, where otherwise she would have been admitted to the hospital,” said Dr Wamiq Sultan, Chief Medical Officer of Salem Medical Centre. “The patient, family, and clinician experience were seamless, as we all felt continuously supported by the team at Sena Health.”