Home Visit Criteria

PATIENTS ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR HOME VISITS IF THEY ARE HOUSEBOUND

A housebound patient is one who…..

  • has a physical or psychological condition with documented evidence which states that it would be detrimental to the patient’s condition or recovery to travel OR
  • who requires assistance from more than one person to get in and of a vehicle OR
  • who needs medical/clinical support during the journey OR
  • who is wheelchair bound and has no Carer available to assist them
  • who is bedbound

× Does not meet criteria

  • If you can get to your GP/ Hospital or Community Clinics
  • If family members or carers take you out or you visit them
  • If you drive or use taxi services
  • If you are able to get in a vehicle independently or use public transport services eg bus, train

An individual will not be eligible for a home visit if they are able to leave their home on their own or with minimal assistance to visit public or social/recreational services or can go shopping or go to the hairdressers etc, etc.

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