OLBH HomeCare Services is dedicated to providing peace of mind to patients. Never has that been more possible than today, with OLBH providing telehealth monitoring of clients. The new remote monitoring allows HomeCare staff to keep daily watch on the vital signs of patients even on the days HomeCare staff do not have a home visit for the monitored patients planned.
Using telehealth technology and a device that looks a lot like an alarm clock, HomeCare staff keep up with patients and detect issues before they become problems. Telehealth allows OLBH HomeCare Services staff to closely monitor patients who are at high risk for hospitalization.
The units verbally remind patients to allow the machine to check their blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation. Results of the testing are then retrieved and analyzed by the HomeCare Services staff. If a HomeCare Services staff member notices an issue with the results, the patient is called and is asked to retest. If the second test also shows abnormal results, the patient’s physician is immediately contacted. There is no additional cost for the monitoring to HomeCare Services’ clients.
HomeCare Services staff visits most homes an average of three times a week, but now patients can feel reassured knowing they’re being monitored at other times as well.
For more information about telehealth or OLBH HomeCare Services, please call the OLBH campus office at (606) 833-3545 or the Ironton office at (740) 533-9010.