Community Home Health offers patients an award-winning telehealth program designed to enhance quality of life with consistent monitoring of vital signs and education about their disease. The rate at which our telehealth cardiac patients return to the hospital for unplanned cardiac services is less than the national average.
When telehealth is provided to our home care patients, the patients may answer a series of questions about their health and how their symptoms are affecting their daily activities. The questions are answered and sent via telephone line at scheduled times of the day. The results are sent directly to our telehealth nurse for evaluation and follow up as needed.
More about monitoring
- Some of the vital signs that may be monitored include weight, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation and ECG rhythm. The information is entered into a small wireless device placed in the home. The results are transmitted to our telehealth nurse for review. She will alert the physician when a vital sign measurement or survey response falls outside the established limits.
- This consistent monitoring schedule gives physicians timely targeted information and greater control over patient care while potentially decreasing the need for emergency health care services.
- The telehealth nurses will oversee the management of clinical data on a daily basis, using recommended guidelines.
- Telemonitoring is provided by Community Home Health, at no additional charge, while the patient is on our home care services and meets criteria.
- When home care services are no longer needed, patients may wish to purchase telehealth equipment and services to continue self-monitoring.
Call 877-621-4660 to learn more about the telehealth service.