The Acute@Home program provides immediate and intensive outreach to families as they transition from a hospital setting to their family home and community. Through safety planning, psycho-education, facilitating referrals and building family connection, Acute@Home supports families in developing the tools to prevent further escalation and establish stability.
This program offers 1-3 sessions that take place with the family over the course of 6-8 weeks to help mitigate the need for further hospital presentations.
Clients are referred to the Acute@Home program by Alberta Children’s Hospital Emergency Department following a mental health assessment. Once your child is referred, the Acute@Home team will contact you within 72 hours to discuss your child’s needs.
The Acute@Home program is run in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), as part of the AHS continuum of mental health care.