The Best in Care
Community VNA utilizes advanced technology known as telehealth in order to provide the best in care for our patients. If your doctor determines that a higher level of monitoring is appropriate for your condition, Community VNA uses the newest in telehealth technology to maintain daily (or more frequent) vital sign monitoring. Patients recuperating at home from certain illnesses may experience temporary, unstable health for which telehealth monitoring is specified by their doctor, including:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Getting Set-up with Telehealth
If your doctor determines that a higher level of monitoring is appropriate for your condition, a Community VNA healthcare professional will set up the telehealth monitoring equipment in your home and will instruct the patient in its use. The telehealth monitor is smaller than a shoe-box, and connects your telephone. Today, telehealth is compatible with either land-line or cell phone technology. There is no cost to the patient for telehealth monitoring and the equipment does not interfere with your phone’s normal use.
How Does Telehealth Work?
Each morning (or as often as is desired), the home telehealth monitor records the patient’s vital signs and transmits them to Community VNA’s telehealth nurse. Even small changes in vital signs can indicate the possible start of a problem; our telehealth nurse responds quickly by phoning the patient for more details and working to identify and resolve any problem.
Patients and their doctors have been very impressed with the positive results from home telehealth monitoring. Telehealth helps our patients recuperate more smoothly and completely by avoiding setbacks due to unrecognized or untreated changes. Daily vital sign monitoring is possible through telehealth.