A recent job promotion brought you to Europe, but your mom is in the U.S. The distance bothers you, especially after she was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. The pay increase was substantial, but being an ocean away is also stressful. As an only child, you need reassurance that someone is local and looking out for her.
Have you looked into remote patient monitoring? Your mom’s daily activities are monitored, and someone calls to check in daily. With remote patient monitoring, your mom’s doctor also gets regular updates regarding your mom’s daily or weekly blood pressure readings, her emotional well-being, and her blood sugar levels.
As her doctor gets daily reports through the remote patient monitoring service, it’s easy to determine if she needs to be seen by someone or if she will be fine. That assures you that she’s doing okay.
How Does Remote Patient Monitoring Work?
With remote patient monitoring, technology is added to your mom’s home for monitoring. This includes having the means to video chat with the telehealth team. In this kit is the tablet for video chats, a digital blood pressure cuff, sensors around the home that track movements without affecting privacy, and emergency call buttons.
The sensors can detect when your mom takes her medications, gets a meal or snack, and goes to the bathroom. The detection system lets people know when your mom gets up each morning and is moving around the home. If she falls, fall protection is part of the program, too. If she can’t reach a button, she can still get the help she needs.
What if something is wrong? If something seems wrong, there are three tiers of service that happens. With the first tier, the alert team calls your mom and checks on her. If she doesn’t respond or needs help, a local caregiver, family member, or trusted friend or neighbor is called to check on or help her.
If it’s determined something is seriously wrong, emergency services get the call. Your mom gets the help she needs every time without delay. So, even if she can’t respond because she fell and hit her head, help is on the way.
Living alone can be lonely. The daily calls from a remote patient monitoring team can give your mom the emotional lift she needs. It helps her maintain a level of socialization that aids her overall well-being.
Get Peace of Mind With a Call
Remote patient monitoring services give you the peace of mind that your mom gets the care she needs. Even if you live on the other side of the world, support professionals are checking in on your mom as often as you need. Call a specialist in remote patient monitoring to get your mom set up.