Advanced Medical Care at Home (AMCAH)
Kaiser Permanente’s voluntary Advanced Medical Care at Home (AMCAH) is an innovative program an alternative to hospital-level care in the comfort and convenience of your home.
The AMCAH program can manage conditions including but not limited to: cellulitis, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Medical care is provided to you at your home or that of a loved one, where you will stay for the duration of your treatment. The benefit of being in your home is that you may be surrounded by your own emotional support, loved ones, and pets, who would not typically be allowed during a hospital admission. You will be considered “homebound” during your time on service, though will continue to receive medical treatment through in-person and telehealth visits with your care team.
How it works
Do you have to participate in the AMCAH program?
Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote Patient Monitoring FAQ
The remote monitoring equipment is included as part of Kaiser Permanente’s care at no additional cost to you.
Kits vary according to your diagnosis but may include monitoring equipment such as a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, scale, and/or thermometer.
You will use the remote monitoring devices for the duration of home care. Once you are discharged, you will ship the kit back to us, free of charge.
Customer service can be reached at 1-855-436-9112, then choose option 1.
Essential elements of AMCAH
- Home safety assessment
- Caregiver education
- In-person and/or telehealth visits with your doctor and/or registered nurse
- Medication management (intravenous and oral)
- Remote patient monitoring as determined by your doctor
- Laboratory support
- Daily review of your progression and care plan
- Care team reviews your progression and course of treatment daily
- Patient health education on nutrition and disease self-management
Benefits of AMCAH
- Studies show better medical outcomes when patients are treated in their homes
- Healing at home brings a reduced risk of exposure to infections that could occur in the hospital setting
- Familiar surroundings can cause less confusion and lower stress levels for both patient and caregivers, and provide a greater level of independence
- Home-based care allows you to adhere to your daily routine, such as mealtimes and regular activities
- Most patients experience:
- Decreased pain level
- Improved recovery over time
- Less interruptions during sleep