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Telehealth is a health monitoring system which allows patients and their caregivers to provide daily health updates to their nurse. Using technology, VNA Northwest nurses will be alerted to changes in a patient’s condition(s) and will be able to make timely interventions when necessary. Telehealth is quick and easy, taking less than three minutes a day, and can greatly improve the quality of care that our patients receive by eliminating unnecessary visits to the emergency room or doctor’s office.

The telemonitor, an easy to use device, is placed in the home and measures vital signs including:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Oxygen Saturation Level
  • Weight
“every day had a certain continuity.  It was very comforting to have the monitor, because my blood pressure could fluctuate quite a bit.” – West Cornwall

Frequently Asked Questions

Is telehealth available to me?
A registered nurse evaluates all patients.  Individuals with chronic conditions or recent hospitalization may be appropriate.

How much space will I need for the equipment?
The telehealth monitor hooks up to your existing phone line. Minimum space is required.

Is there an additional charge? 
No.

How will I know how to use it?
A trained nurse will install the device and instruct you and your caregiver(s) on use.

 
 
 
Areas we serve:
Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury