If you have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or lung disease like COPD, you may need to make lifestyle changes to stay healthy. In addition to following your doctor’s instruction about diet, physical activity, and medication, it’s also very helpful for your healthcare team to track your vital signs and symptoms on a regular basis. With home monitoring, your care team can do just that, while you stay at home.
A patient checking her blood oxygen level from homeIf your physician orders tele monitoring, you will be asked to do one or more of the following each day:
- Blood pressure
- Blood Glucose level
- Blood oxygen level
Answer questions about how you feel
- Your vital sign measurements and answers about how you are feeling are automatically sent to your nurse in a daily report. This way, the nurse will be following your overall health, so whenever there are changes in your condition, she will call you and your doctor.
With this level of monitoring, you can take comfort in knowing an Augusta Health nurse will be checking on you daily—not just during scheduled in-home visits. The system alerts your nurse before a major problem occurs—potentially helping you stay out of the hospital.
Easy To Use
A patient using a scaleWe will deliver everything you need to your home and teach you how to use it. The monitoring system is very easy to use, so you can take measurements by yourself without a nurse. Results are sent automatically to a nurse who checks them daily.
You take your vital signs in your home, without having to spend the time traveling to the doctor’s office. The routine tasks only take a few minutes each day—at your leisure in the comfort of your own home. And the devices are wireless, so you can place them in your home wherever is most convenient for you.
No Added Costs
This program is available to you at no extra cost.