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The use of telehealth technologies to overcome the geographic distances in the delivery of hospice care has been termed telehospice.  Hospice care in the United States is primarily delivered in the home setting. This home environment creates many similarities to home healthcare, including large geographic distribution of the patient population. The cost considerations and geographic challenges make telehealth technology an interesting solution for both home health and hospice populations.

Telehospice in not intended to replace traditional hospice home care visits, but rather supports and enhances care, ensuring that the needs of patients are addressed in the most caring, timely, effective, and efficient manner possible. 

Telehospice benefits may include:

  • Peace of mind - knowing a caregiver is always just a click away
  • Reduced wait time – a caregiver can be on screen ready to help in an instant; no waiting for travel time
  • Ease of communication – the ability to show what is happening in-real time, rather than trying to explain a situation
  • Better symptom management – reduced wait time and ease of communication means symptoms are able to be managed more effectively and efficiently, for increased patient comfort
  • Decreased anxiety – families have told us that having telehospice access is like having a caregiver in the home, always ready to help

Contact us to learn more about how our Telehospice solution can help your patients.

Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care

Case Study:  Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care.

We recently visited a 81 year old Home Health Care patient who had previously lost her husband.  She was receiving 3 x 4 hour blocks of home health care each day, but was still feeling anxious.

During the late afternoon, and sometimes in the middle of the night, "Mary" would become disoriented, anxious, and quite distressed.  This is quite common for folks on the lighter end of the Dementia spectrum.

Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations

When doctors could be reached via telemedicine to decide whether a patient in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) should be hospitalized, 29% of the patients evaluated avoided a hospital visit, saving $1.55 million over the course of a year, according to results reported 

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