Your mom’s about to come home from the hospital, and you want to keep her from having to go back. Remote patient monitoring is an essential service that offers your mom the privacy she wants without risking her health or safety. It requires several devices, however. Learn more about them.
What’s In a Tele-Home Family Pack?
As part of a remote patient monitoring package, a tele-home family pack is installed in your mom’s home. Professional installers come to the home and install it, make sure it’s working correctly, and provide instructions to your mom and any interested family members.
Here’s what’s in the pack:
- Personal Assistance Button – A button your mom pushes to get help.
- Door Alarms – Sensors on the doors that alert the remote care coordinator that an entry door has been opened.
- Motion Sensors – Fall detection monitors that not only alert if your mom has fallen but also track her movements to ensure she’s out of bed, showered, and eating meals.
- Smart Home Center – The main hub that connects your mom’s new technology to the center where remote care coordinators can help her out as needed.
You may also want to have some electronic devices that make it easier for your mom to take care of herself.
- A digital thermometer is handy for quickly taking her temperature to report to a home health nurse if needed.
- An electronic blood pressure cuff is essential for tracking her blood pressure.
- A finger clip pulse oximeter tracks her oxygen saturation levels and pulse.
- A digital scale helps her monitor weight loss or gain after a surgery or illness.
- A blood glucose meter is necessary if she has diabetes.
How Does It Work?
When the equipment is set up, you’ll also want to come up with a list of people who are trusted to help your mom. You want some of these people to live close by, such as a neighbor. If there is an emergency, they’ll get a notification and can rush over and check on her.
When it comes to a remote care coordinator’s responsibilities, if there seems to be an issue or your mom pushes her button, the care coordinator calls your mom first. If that doesn’t work, they move to tier two contacts, which are caregivers, neighbors, or family members.
If no one is available or the remote care coordinator knows there’s something urgently wrong, paramedics, police, or fire would get a call at the same time with the tier three instructions. Your mom’s care needs are taken care of without delay, so you never have to worry about her sitting alone for hours in need of help. Everyone on tier two also gets a call once emergency personnel are dispatched.
What do you need to do to arrange remote patient monitoring services? It’s easy. Call an advisor to ask questions, get answers, and arrange to have the equipment installed in your mom’s home. Learn more by calling a remote patient monitoring specialist.
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