Capital Health Care NetworkThe Dynamic Duo of Home Care & Telehealth

Apr 26, 2017

At Capital Health Home Care and Home Care Concierge, we recommend and promote the use of telehealth for all of our patients and clients. The ability to monitor vital signs, medication management and falls remotely and in real time provides us with an enhanced opportunity to care for those who entrust us with their well-being. We work with a vetted provider to coordinate telehealth services for anyone interested. We are also proud to be able to offer telehealth services to all of our qualifying Medicare patients free of charge as long as the patient is under our care.

Telehealth is a way of delivering health care remotely by means of telecommunications. According to the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, and public health and health administration. It includes a wide variety of technologies to deliver virtual medicine and health care. The types of technologies utilized include live video, secure electronic communications, remote patient monitoring and communications supported by mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops. Telehealth is not a specific service, but rather a collection of means to deliver care, monitoring and education.

Telehealth is most often used to deliver the following range of health care services and information:
• Dentistry
• Counseling
• Physical & Occupational Therapy
• Home Health
• Chronic Disease Monitoring & Management
• Disaster Management
• Consumer & Professional Education

Telehealth makes it possible for seniors to recover and/or remain at home with increased confidence and greater peace of mind. To learn more about the telehealth services in your area, please contact your local Capital Health Home Care provider today. We want to be your one-stop shop for all your home care needs.

Published By: Lisa Stockdale