Home Tele-Health is a program that uses equipment connected to your home telephone to send your daily health reports to a nurse at the Fargo VA. Tele-Health is available for Veterans with heart failure, lung disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure and/or diabetes.
What does it do?
Once it is set up in your home, the equipment will:
- Allow closer monitoring of your chronic health conditions.
- Help your provider to quickly change your medications and treatments
- Provide timely health care advice
- Help you take better care of yourself
- Lead to fewer complaints, hospital admissions, urgent care and emergency visits
- Improve your quality of life and give your family more information
- Can extend the time you are able to stay in your home
How does it work?
- The equipment connects to your regular phone line. You will be able to use your phone as usual and the phone bill will not change
- You will be shown how to use the equipment prior to taking it home or may be instructed on use by a home health nurse or over the phone
- It is easy to use- just push a button to turn it on!
- Home Tele-Health is NOT an emergency response system and it does not replace all clinic or home visits.
- Contact your provider to find out if Home Tele-Health is right for you or contact the Fargo VA Chronic Disease Care Coordinators, Emma, MSN, RN or Aaron, BSN, RN at 701-232-3241 or 1(800) 410-9723, extension: 3314 or 4414.
- For more information, visit: http://www.telehealth.va.gov/ccht/index.asp