Kent Hospital at Home (HaH) provides patients who require inpatient care the ability to receive the same quality and intensity of treatment that they would get at the hospital in the comfort of their own home. Patients who meet eligibility requirements will be cared for at home by Kent Hospital at Home nurses and doctors and will have access to a range of hospital services such as IV medications, oxygen, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, social work, and specialist consults. Patients receive a minimum of two nursing visits and one physician visit per day, almost always in person, with tele-health options available when necessary. Patients are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a non-invasive and lightweight bio-patch worn by the patient and they can communicate with their nurse or doctor at any time of day or night.
After discharge, the Hospital at Home team follows patients for 30 days to ensure they are on the right track with their treatment plan and to coordinate follow-up with outpatient providers. If necessary, the program can provide nursing visits or tele-health encounters with a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner during this period.
Kent Hospital at Home
10 Health Lane, Suite 510
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 736-4256
Hear what some of our patients are saying about us:
“The feeling of walking through your front door from the hospital alone cures 70% of your illness. I was in a familiar setting, with homemade meals, and of course, peace and quiet.”
“It was great that my mother at 90 years old did not to have stay in the hospital. She was COVID+ and has Alzheimer’s, that would not have worked for my family and I. This was a complete blessing for us.”
“10/10. Fantastic. I honestly don’t think that I would have felt as good as I did as fast if I were to stay in the hospital”
The program is generally appropriate for conditions with low rates of complications. This includes flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, certain types of infections, and other conditions. Your doctors and nurses will review your medical information and speak with you and your family to determine whether the hospital at home program is appropriate for you.
Yes, you will receive the same level of care that you would as an inpatient in the hospital, including receiving care from the same doctors that you would see in the hospital. There are also telehealth options as well to provide even more access to your doctors and our specialists.
Each patient receives a device that will measure and transmit vital sign information to your provider team, who will monitor patient data closely. The device kit tracks temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and pulse. This monitoring occurs constantly, and your care team will respond in real-time to assess your needs, conduct a telehealth visit, and send assistance to your home if needed.
No, you do not have to participate in the Hospital at Home program if your provider recommends it. You are the decider of your healthcare treatment, and you are entitled to receive care physically at the hospital.
There are times when being in the hospital is the most appropriate for receiving care, but being in a home setting can help many patients recover or improve from their health concerns more effectively. Some of the benefits of receiving health care at home include:
Studies show that hospital at home programs are safe and effective and offer patients more satisfaction and improved medical outcomes.
Kent Hospital will work with you to ensure the home is a safe care setting.
Kent Hospital will bill your health insurance provider for your Hospital at Home stay. You may be responsible for co-pays and other costs determined by your health insurance plan, as with any hospital stay.
More information can be obtained through Patient and Visitor Resources.