Deaconess VNA: In-Home Monitoring
Technology innovations to keep people living safely and independently are continually being developed and introduced. Deaconess VNA offers the following in-home options:
CareMed Medication Management Service
Complex medication schedules can lead to mistakes: missing doses, taking incorrect amounts, or taking pills at the wrong time. The CareMed MedMinder features compartments with pre-filled medications in removable cups; the compartment flashes when it's time to take the medication and also provides an audible message reminder if the cup is not removed within a specific time frame (optional automatic phone calls, text messages and emails are also available.) MedMinder keeps details records of the medication activity, and caregivers may access the information via the Internet or elect to receive real-time email or text message notifications; weekly reports are also available. A Deaconess VNA registered nurse can teach the caregiver how to fill the medication organizer.
CareMed service is currently available in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana.
For patients with specific chronic health conditions, telemonitoring is a daily monitoring program that helps your home health nurse remotely track your vital signs and symptoms. Small devices can be set up in your home to measure your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, glucose level, and blood oxygen level and transmit this data wirelessly to your nurse; the nurse can then view a status report, note if there are any significant changes and determine if adjustments to your care need to be made and your physician contacted. This process allows clinicians to detect even the smallest change in your status, which helps break the cycle of emergency care visits and hospitalizations. There is no equipment to buy; telemonitoring results are sent automatically through your telephone line (toll-free), and there are no interruptions to your phone service.
Telemonitoring service is available to eligible patients throughout the Deaconess VNA service area.
Please call 812-425-3561 or toll free, 800-326-4862 for more information about In-Home Monitoring options.