Home Care specialty programs
Disease management is more than monitoring vital signs. St. Anthony's Home Care telemonitor program:
- uses evidence-based interventions and coordinated communication programs for patients with chronic illnesses including:
- heart failure
- generic monitoring
- enhances communication between the patient and their health care providers
- educates and empowers patients to understand the disease process and improve self-care in a proactive manner
- focuses on health coaching and behavior modification facilitated by home health nurse
- provides the right care at the right time for the patient
Patient admission criteria
The patient needs to meet the following Home Care criteria:
- The patient is homebound to be eligible for most insurance. The patient is considered homebound when there is a normal inability to leave home and, therefore, leaving home requires a considerable taxing effort.
- The patient has a skilled need.
- The patient has a physician’s order.
- The patient is able to take care of self or have available caregiver.
Patient and/or caregiver needs to:
- be able to hear, answer and communicate clearly on the telephone and understand directions
- have an accessible telephone line and have adequate space for safe set-up of equipment
- have manual dexterity and be physically and cognitively able to learn or have a caregiver who is able to assist patient in monitoring vital signs. (Vitals monitored include: blood pressure, heart rate, weight and pulse oximeter.)
- have a willingness to learn and consents to the program
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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