Telehomecare is a program that provides people with conditions such as chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with weekly health coaching and daily monitoring of vital signs in their own homes.
Telehomecare is supported by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). This program is designed to help patients achieve the best possible quality of life by learning to manage their condition.
How does this program work?
If you are part of this program, you will receive guidance on checking your own blood pressure, weight, heart rate and pulse. Through a touch-screen tablet provided by the program, you can then send your results, along with the answers to a few simple questions, to your Telehomecare nurse. If your readings fall outside of your normal range, your nurse is alerted and can respond as needed.
In addition to remote monitoring, your nurse provides weekly health coaching geared to your needs. This may include guidance regarding diet, exercise and other factors for optimal health.
With Telehomecare Nursing, our goal is to help you feel more confident about managing your chronic condition at home.