Our Telehealth services allow our patients to remain safely at home using telecommunication technologies to communicate directly with a nurse. The patient station is installed in the patient's home, and the central station is located in the main office of our two skilled home health agencies.
The patient station, which is small and easy to use, links directly with the central station through regular telephone lines. This allows the patient and nurse to engage in virtual check-ups using telephonic medical instruments that connect to the patient station. Readings are downloaded to the nursing office. A nurse then reviews the information sent, allowing him or her to monitor the patient's progress, assess their condition and make recommendations if necessary.
Through these virtual check-ups, a patient's blood pressure, pulse, oxygen concentration and blood sugar are monitored. The use of the Telehealth system has decreased the overall number of visits to the ER, along with fewer hospitalizations among patients. The system has also decreased the amount of anxiety experienced by patients knowing that the nurse is available to check on them.