What Is Telemonitoring?

Telemonitoring refers to the use of technology to provide remote healthcare to patients from the comfort of their homes. At Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services, our telehealth program provides an additional layer of support for patients and their families. Keep reading to find out what telemonitoring is to help you determine if this service is right for you or your loved one.

What Is Telemonitoring?

Telemonitoring is the use of technology to provide care and support to patients in their homes. This allows the patient’s medical team to track and monitor a patient’s vitals on a regular basis. To do this, a patient receives a monitor to check their vitals as recommended by their doctor.  These vitals include their blood pressure, blood oxygen level, pulse, and weight. If any of their vitals are out of normal range, a patient’s nurse will be notified to determine what action should be taken. All of this sensitive patient information is transferred over a secure website connection that can only be accessed by the patient’s care team.

It’s important to note that telemonitoring is not a replacement for home care visits. Instead, telemonitoring is a supplement to these visits that helps maximize the time spent in a patient’s home and can reduce rehospitalization. 

Telemonitoring Allows Liberty to: 

  • Provide patients and their families with education related to their disease process
  • Monitor and review patient’s vitals on a daily basis
  • Provide more appropriate, timely care based on the patient’s vitals and needs
  • Update physicians on the status of their patients

What Are the Benefits of Liberty’s Telehealth Program?

Liberty’s telehealth program allows patients to maintain their independence and receive quality care and support from an expert medical team in the comfort of their homes. This gives the patient’s family peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in good, caring hands. 

Liberty’s Telehealth Program can help:

  • Patients better understand and manage their chronic health condition
  • Patients regain their independence and ability to live safely on their own
  • Reduce the number and frequency of hospital and ER visits

With over 100 million Americans living with one or more chronic conditions, the benefits of telemonitoring are significant. This home telemonitoring program allows patients to receive the expert care and support they need, while also maintaining their independence and highest quality of life possible at home. Indeed, maintaining one’s independence and living at home are top priorities for patients in need of home care. If you would like to learn more about our home care and telemonitoring services, contact Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services today.