07 May Senior Home Care Expands Home Health Telemonitoring into Winter Haven
As part of Senior Home Care’s full range of clinical home health programs and services, the company is expanding its Telemonitoring Program into Winter Haven, Fla. Senior Home Care offers in-home patient telemonitoring from four of its 29 Florida Medicare-certified agencies, including Gainesville, Naples, Ft. Myers and now Winter Haven.
Senior Home Care launched telemonitoring in July, 2012 to monitor home health patients under their care who are high-risk and have chronic conditions. Clinical home health visits combined with telephonic intervention are shown to improve patients’ outcomes, reduce avoidable hospital readmissions and enhance patients’ understanding of their overall condition and progress.
In-home telemonitoring uses a system to link from a patient’s home to their health care team at Senior Home Care. Cardiocom is Senior Home Care’s telehealth solutions provider. Cardiocom’s Commander FLEX device enables Senior Home Care’s patients to have 7-days-per-week monitoring of vital signs, including pulse, blood pressure, weight and more (see cardiocom.com). Data is transmitted to Senior Home Care and integrated into the patient’s established Electronic Health Record (EHR), which clinicians monitor, review and follow up as appropriate.