Home Health Care
Telehealth monitoring helps manage your health condition by using an interactive system each day, in your home, to monitor your vital signs and symptoms and take your daily health check. This easy to use system provides us with daily knowledge of your health status and allows us to identify trends, while giving you the ability to stay independent and at home.
Cutting edge care - from the comfort of home
As a leading provider of health care services at home, we continue to see the value in improving patient access to care and quality of care through technology. Centura Health at Home is the first in Colorado to implement a telehealth system that allows us to monitor patients using an interactive system each day, in the patient’s home, to monitor vital signs and symptoms and take a daily health check. This ability to monitor patients in-between regular home visits allows Centura Health at Home to reinforce the education process and to maintain closer contact with patients. If you have questions about telehealth, please call one of our home care agencies.
System features medical peripherals such as:
- Blood pressure meter
- Pulse oximeter
- Glucose meter
The Benefits of Telehealth:
- Reduces the cycle of emergency room visits & hospital readmissions
- Increased patient compliance
- Early detection and intervention
- Clear, concise and accurate patient data in a timely manner
- Trending information on patient
- Increased confidence of delivery of care
- Enhanced case management
What is Telehealth?
Home Telehealth allows a nurse to monitor you daily in the comfort of your home with a small Telehealth machine. The Telehealth machine asks you questions about your symptoms and takes your blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, and weight.
How does it work?
The Telehealth unit is set up in your home through an electrical outlet and a phone jack. If you do not have a land line phone, the unit can be made wireless by linking to the nearest cellular tower (with no charge to you). The machine can be programmed by the monitoring nurse to ask you specific questions and take your vital signs. The data it collects gets sent to the monitoring nurse within minutes and the nurse will review the data and give you a call if needed. Monitoring occurs during home care business hours, but you will still be able to call a nurse 24/7 with questions or concerns.
Who is eligible for Telehealth?
Any home care patient with a chronic illness such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and more may be eligible. You must also be able to use the equipment or have someone in the home that can help you use it. The machine can be set for English or Spanish.
What is the benefit to me?
By monitoring you more closely, the nurse can detect early on whether your chronic illness may be getting worse. Through early detection, the nurse will call your physician and adjust medications as needed to stop the progression of your illness. Because of this program, we may be able to keep you from going back to the hospital or emergency room. When the nurse calls you on the phone, she can help you understand your illness, your medications, diet, and exercise, all in an effort to keep you in a stable condition and remain in your home.
What is the cost to me?
There is no cost to the patient. If your home care nurse feels Telehealth would benefit you, we will work with your insurance company to cover the service. Telehealth is a benefit we provide to enhance the quality of life for our patients.