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The Cheyenne VA Region Home Telehealth Team provides ongoing assessment, monitoring and case management of Veterans in their home. The program assists providers to provide “just in time” care for Veterans.
How does Home Telehealth work?
The Veteran receives free monitoring equipment in their home that allows the Home Telehealth Care Coordinator to monitor their vitals signs, provide education, and review symptoms the Veteran may be having and relay this information to their PACT team or Mental Health provider. The monitoring is done on a daily basis- in between a Veteran’s regularly scheduled PCP or Mental Health visits. This allows effective communication of the Veteran’s needs to their health care team when it is needed- not waiting until their next scheduled appointment.
How is the health information sent to the Home Telehealth Care Coordinator?
The veteran receives a small tele-response device for their home and all the equipment used to monitor their health data. The veteran may choose to send their data via their cell phone or laptop computer as well. Many of the tele-response devices use cell phone service to send the data securely to the Home Telehealth Care Coordinator.
Shown above is a Medtronic Commander Flex Device
What health data may be monitored?
Mental Health Status
What are the benefits of the Home Telehealth Program?
No Cost to the Veteran for services or devices
Registered Nurses monitor changes to Veteran’s health status and communicate these changes to the PACT team and Mental Health Providers
Reduces outpatient and emergency room visits and hospitalizations with early intervention and treatment
Provide patient education on disease management
Takes only minutes a day
Shown above is a HMC Home Telehealth Hub device
Telemove is a program designed for veterans to assist with their weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals.
The TELEMOVE program provides daily monitoring of your weight with healthy life style tips and education.
The Home Telehealth Care Coordination Team has created a cookbook to assist with your dietary needs: