Patients use a telehealth monitor to measure their vital signs. The results are transmitted to the Natick VNA offices, where our care team reviews them. This information provides a patient’s physician and the Natick VNA team with daily information, allowing them to recognize trends in patient health and react before small issues become big problems, thus helping to keep them out of the hospital and emergency room.
The monitor is extremely easy to use and is appropriate for visually- and hearing-impaired patients. One of our care team members brings the monitor to the patient’s home, sets it up and demonstrates how to use it. The monitor is about the size of a clock radio and can easily fit on a bedside table. The monitor guides the user through collecting his/her vital signs, a process that takes less than three minutes.