Care in Context works with clients who are frequent presenters or at risk of presentation to Southern Health Emergency Departments who also have chronic disease and/or complex psychosocial issues. This is an outreach program which employs a multi-disciplinary team approach. The service is provided to both adults and children.
Care in Context provides:
- A comprehensive and holistic approach to address health and other life issues
- Links people into appropriate services and supports
- Coordinates communication and care of client with health and service providers
- Facilitates greater cohesion between acute, sub-acute and continuing care services i.e. GPs
Care in Context aims to:
Decrease inappropriate presentations to emergency departments and reduce length of stay when an inpatient.