Home Care Services


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
    • COPD
    • diabetes
    • 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