Home TeleHealth Program - Cheyenne VA Medical Center
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Cheyenne VA Medical Center

 

Home TeleHealth Program

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.

Patriotic Heart

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?

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Blood sugar
  • Oxygen Levels
  • Peak Flow
  • Weight
  • Step Count
  • Mental Health Status

Blood Pressure Cuffs

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

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:

Download Your Cookbook HERE

How Can you Enroll in the Home Telehealth Program?

You can ask your Pact Team, PCP, Dietician, or Mental Health Provider for a consult to the program or contact any member of the Home Telehealth Team
Valorie Brown, MSN RN, Lead
Kristin Dafoe, RN 
Serena Medina, RN
Margaret Melaragno, MSN, RN
Sarah Renneisen-Schmidt, MSN, RN
Donna Schaffer, BSN, RN
Laura Twitchell, RN
307-778-7550 ext. 3779
307-778-7550 ext. 7771
307-778-7550 ext. 3722
307-778-7550 ext. 3723
307-778-7550 ext. 7539
307-778-7550 ext. 2226
307-778-7550 Ext. 3619







Contact Info

Location

  • Cheyenne VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 307-778-7550

Hours of Operation

  • M - F, 8:00AM - 4:30PM