Patient Success Story

Mr. K Gains Regains His Independence with the Help of Telehealth

Patient Checks his Blood Pressure

Type of Care:
Home Health

Reason for Care:
Chronic Foot Ulcers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PCD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease

Meet Mr. K

Mr. K has been a patient at Community VNA since 2019, primarily receiving wound care and other health care services to support his history of chronic foot ulcers, peripheral vascular disease (PCD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and Atrial fibrillation (AFib).

In November 2019, Mr. K was readmitted to the hospital and diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic kidney disease and had gained 75 pounds. Despite multiple rehospitalizations, Mr. K continued to decline to participate in the telehealth program.

Introducing Mr. K to Telehealth

Finally, in December 2020, Mr. K agreed to participate in the telehealth program. Community VNA provided MR. K with a simple, easy-to-use tablet and biometric monitoring devices. To monitor his conditions, Mr. K records his vital signs and symptoms daily to be reviewed by Community VNA. In addition, Mr. K engages with educational videos and quizzes, to teach him about his care plan, conditions, and how to cope with his symptoms - preparing him to live independently in the future.

Regaining Independence

From January through June 2021, Mr. K has not been readmitted to the hospital once and has already lost 25 pounds thanks to dietary changes, education from his nurses, and advanced monitoring offered through the telehealth program.

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