Sample Daily Schedule

The length of your stay with Adventist Health Hospital@Home is determined by your care team. When you are well enough to be discharged, our care team will collaborate with your primary care physician to make your care plan seamless.

Below is a typical schedule, although the actual number of visits per day and services involved will vary based on your individual needs.

  • Day of Admissions
    We start your in-home admission visit and IV therapy session, conduct video visits with your physician and RN and provide oxygen therapy.
  • Day #1
    A nurse conducts an in-home visit with your physician on video, administers IV therapy and conducts a separate video visit for assessment and teaches you about your condition and treatment.
  • Day #2
    A physician conducts a video visit. Your nurse conducts an in-home visit to administer your breathing treatment using an inhaler and administers your IV therapy. An X-ray is taken and later in the day we conduct another video visit for assessment and teaching.
  • Day #3
    Our registered nurse initiates a lab draw during an in-home visit. Your nurse administers your IV therapy. A video visits is conducted with your physician. A second video visit is conducted for assessment and teaching.
  • Day #4
    Physician initiates a video visit. A nurse conducts an in-home visit for IV therapy and there is a video visit for assessment and teaching.

Hear From Our Patients

  • COVID-19 patient welcomes care through Adventist Health Hospital@Home

    Terri Miller

    When Terri Miller took a COVID-19 test in order to travel to Maui, she got the surprise of her life. She tested positive, despite having no symptoms.

    Convinced the result must be a false positive, she took another test. It too said she was positive.

    Terri was unvaccinated, as was her husband, David. “David and I had chosen not to get vaccinated, for a variety of different reasons,” she explains.

    Soon, the disease symptoms showed up: chills, fever, cough and body aches. Six days after her positive test, Terri was sick enough to have a telemedicine visit with a doctor. The doctor prescribed steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and antivirals. The treatment provided relief, and in two days she felt much better.

    But the relief was short-lived. Struggling to breathe two days later, Terri went to the emergency room and was admitted to the hospital at Adventist Health Portland. “It’s a very isolated place to be in the hospital with COVID,” Terri says. Though she appreciated the “phenomenal” care she received, she found it difficult to be alone in a small hospital room, especially when she felt ill and afraid.

    To Terri’s relief, the hospital had another option: Adventist Health Hospital@Home. Through this program, she could benefit from the latest hospital technology and real-time monitoring from the comfort of home. Adventist Health offers the service in the Portland area and in five California communities, working with partner Medically Home, which supports home-based hospital care across the United States.

    Terri’s Adventist Health team set up a temporary virtual hospital unit for her, and two providers visited her every day to do blood draws and take X-rays. She had meals delivered, and a telemedicine provider was available on demand.

    Terri said she enjoyed having more space and having her husband with her.

    “I am thankful that I ended up in the Adventist Health system,” Terri says. “They are on the forefront of medical awareness for COVID, and there are not enough exclamation points for me to express the caring compassionate educational supportive team that is building this program.”

    Terri spent about two weeks in the program supported by oxygen therapy as her lungs healed. She continues to pray that no new symptoms appear and that she recovers completely.

    Given a second chance, Terri says she would do some things differently. “In reality, I probably would have chanced taking a vaccination, as I am now aware that the variants are going to continue to spread in the hosts that are not vaccinated,” she says. “And I would have entered the hospital earlier.”

    For today, it’s enough to watch the progression of her lung capacity and hope the effects of COVID-19 are temporary. Her advice to others is simple: “Be safe. Be well.”

    Terri Miller

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