Health Telemonitoring Service
For adults who live at home, but have an acute or chronic illness, VNAHSR’s in-the-home Telehealth Monitoring service ensures that your health is staying just the way it should between nursing or physician visits.
Through the use of the Telehealth monitor, patients can:
- Measure blood pressure
- Measure blood oxygen
- Record weight
- Record blood glucose
The information is instantly transmitted to VNAHSR for daily review. Vital signs can be taken as often as necessary each day, carefully monitoring for any irregularities. Patients can receive a friendly reminder alarm for scheduled activities or to take daily medications. With the assistance of VNAHSR’s professional nurses, you become a true partner in your disease management program — all from the comfort of your easy chair.
The Telehealth Monitoring program is ideal for patients with heart failure, COPD, diabetes, and other complex diagnoses. Daily monitoring ensures timely intervention and enhanced disease management. Telehealth Monitoring has been shown to:
- Reduce ER visits
- Reduce re-hospitalizations
- Improve quality of Life
- Improve care
- Promote independence
- Supports self-management
How Does Telemonitoring Work?
Your monitor will prompt you to check your pulse, blood pressure, oxygen level, and weight daily. At a pre-planned time every day, the telemonitor gives instructions for you to step on and off the scale to check your weight. The monitor then asks you to sit in a chair, slide the blood pressure cuff on your arm, and attach a finger sensor to your hand. You will press a button to start the blood pressure measurement. There is plenty of time to complete each task, so there is no need to rush. After collecting the information, the monitor may ask some simple pre-programmed yes or no questions.
All the data is then transmitted wirelessly to the VNAHSR’s central station computer where your nurse checks the information daily. The nurse responds to changes in vital signs and symptoms by contacting you to discuss the change. The conversation may result in a repeat test, education about how you can control your symptoms, a home visit and/or treatment changes to prevent worsening of your condition. As needed, your nurse and/or physician will be consulted to discuss the best way to help you be healthy, safe and comfortable.
How Does Telemonitoring Benefit You?
- It provides the care you need in the comfort of your own home.
- It offers you the security of knowing your health is being monitored seven days a week.
- You can feel more connected to your VNA nurse.
- Your VNA nurse can work with your doctor to identify and treat problems in early stages.
- You can gain the knowledge to better self-manage your disease.
- Home care visits by your nurse can be made as needed.
For more information about our skilled Telemonitoring services, please call us at 800.244.0568.