As the aging population increases globally, it is integral to find effective and affordable ways to increase older adults’ independence, improve their quality of life, and decrease the risk of life-threatening injuries. Telehealth technology has the ability to accomplish all of this and more, and presents an exciting way to empower and educate elderly patients about their health.
Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA shared with HRS a wonderful patient success story. In her own words, read her story below about caring for George Robinson, a patient who was able to manage COPD with the use of telehealth.
Katherine Berger, MS is a Transition Care Manager/Admissions Liaison at Cornerstone VNA. Berger was trained as a counseling therapist and worked for 15 years in education. I had the pleasure of chatting with her about her role and her experiences introducing telehealth to patients before hospital discharge.
CHI Health at Home has partnered with Health Recovery Solutions to pilot a unique patient engagement platform.
As the aging population grows and as chronic diseases become increasingly prevalent, healthcare must be accessible beyond hospital walls. Patients living with chronic disease are often not hospital bound. They can, and typically prefer to, live at home. The boundaries of healthcare must adapt to care for these individuals.
Telehealth is of great potential value to patients receiving palliative care. The palliative care community benefits from continuous monitoring and symptom management, both of which are enhanced by telehealth services. Additionally, telehealth allows care providers to monitor for functional decline and intervene early, so that patients can return to comfort as soon as possible.
Learn how text messaging can help keep patients engaged in their care and get tips from Maranda Perez, RN on how to introduce text messaging to telehealth patients.
Holland Hospital Home Health is the only organization in West Michigan to partner with Health Recovery Solutions to provide patients with remote monitoring technology
Diabetes is a highly prevalent issue in the United States. Over 29 million people in the US suffer from diabetes, with rural populations being particularly affected. Poorly controlled diabetes is accompanied by a wide array of medical complications, in addition to significant financial burden. It is estimated that diabetes and its associated comorbidities account for $245 billion in total annual health expenditures.