COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC/MOBILE HEALTHCARE PROGRAM
What is the Healthy@Home program?
The National EMS community paramedic mobile healthcare program known as Healthy@Home was established to work in partnership with other healthcare agencies within Rockdale County to bring preventative healthcare to an underserved and at-risk population of patients.
Clients who may benefit from this program are those who do not quality for home health, chronically ill patients who require support in the home, and patients who are identified as high-capacity users of the 9-1-1 system.
Who are community paramedics?
The Healthy@Home program is staffed by highly experienced and skilled paramedics. All community paramedics have receivEd additional training to effectively manage clients in their own homes.
How are clients enrolled in the program?
The Healthy@Home program is a referral-based service through Rockdale Medical Center Social Services. Clients may be referred in several ways:
- EMS staff after an ambulance/patient contact
- Rockdale Medical Center physicians/nurses/caseworkers
- Hospital staff (continuity of care)
- Primary care physicians