How telemedicine transforms home care services

March 11, 2020

Telemedicine is rapidly transforming healthcare, especially in regions without close access to large university hospital systems, like here in Sussex County.

From aiding emergency patients to connecting inpatients with experts, telemedicine allows patients to get the best care while they stay locally. Instead of traveling hours to be seen for perhaps a few minutes, you can stay comfortably at home or at your local hospital and get the same advice and recommendations.

At Beebe Home Care Services, we started using a telehealth system several years ago. This means we are able to monitor the vital signs and conditions of our home care clients without having to interrupt their day to check on them.

It is a very simple system that anyone can learn to use at home, and we continue to provide in-home care regularly for those who need daily assistance. We are also available by phone 24/7 in case of questions or an emergency.

At Beebe Home Care Services, we aim to provide the best care for our clients while also respecting their personal space, and creating a safe and comfortable environment.

For our cardiac and pulmonary patients who need regular check-ins, we can install a computerized system in your home that allows you to take your own weight, blood pressure and other vital health information and enter it into a chart. These charts are monitored by medical professionals at our office, and if anything abnormal is found, a home care professional will stop by to do a physical check of the patient and the equipment.

Our robust telehealth program allows for a virtual nursing visit. This way, clients don’t have to wait for our home care professional to come over; they can record their information and continue with their day.

This cutting-edge technology allows for early intervention to reduce hospitalizations and serves as a disease management tool for patients. Telehealth is one more way that Beebe Home Care shows our commitment to the health and well-being of our community.

Beebe Home Care Services is an accredited certified home care agency that provides nursing and therapeutic services in the home. Our services include skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, social work and home health aides. Our mission is to help patients restore their health at home, and our vision is to provide high-quality healthcare that aligns with our values to respect our patients, practice with integrity and work with a team of professionals.

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Evelyn Tong, MSN, RN, CHHCM, is the nurse manager of Beebe Home Care Services. She received her nursing degree from Essex County College and completed her master’s degree in nursing at Walden University where she was invited to join the honor society of nursing – Sigma Theta Tau International.

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